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Shell tops green business tables

Shell has topped the Business in the Environment table of environmentally responsible companies.

Shell heads the 184 FTSE companies and other global businesses committed to the annual Index of Corporate Environmental Engagement, followed by Scottish Power, British Energy, Severn Trent and J Sainsbury.

The index compares companies against each other on the basis of their strategic environmental management and performance in key impact areas such as energy, transport, global warming and waste.

But the index reveals 21 per cent of FTSE 100 companies do not measure their global warming emissions and 64 per cent set no reduction targets at all.

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