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8. Results of CDP Ireland 2011: Other Respondents


Performance


• 7 out of 7 respondents (100%) report emissions reduction actions in the reporting year, however only 5 of the 7 have set emissions reduction targets.


• Improved level of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions disclosure;


• Only 1 of the 7 ‘Other Respondents’ had their emissions verified in accordance with a verification/ assurance standard that meets CDP criteria (Scope 1 and 2); and


• Third party verification is an area for improvement.


See page 33 for more on the importance of external verification.


Figure 14: ‘Other Respondents’ who have Emissions Reduction Targets


Governance


• 6 out of 7 ‘Other Respondents’ (86%) reported that responsibility for climate change issues facing their company rests at Board level;


• 5 out of 7 ‘Other Respondents’ (71%) recognise and reward those who actively manage climate change and seek to reduce emissions. This compares favourably with the large emitters which is a similar sized group (2 out of 6).


“ It is likely that commuters and leisure travellers will change their travel choices and behaviour over time to more sustainable ones.” Railway


Procurement Agency


“ The Government’s pending policy on Green Public Procurement presents a significant opportunity for our business.” Ecocem


Materials Limited 2 2 3


Absolute target Intensity target No target


“ Depending upon the granularity and the scope of included businesses, significant opportunities are presented in an environment of increased reporting obligations.” Nootrol Limited


Figure 15: ‘Other Respondents’ - GHG Emissions Accounting 100%


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


7 100% 86% 7 71% 6 5 67% 2 Scope 1 Scope 2 67% 2 Scope 3 67% 3 2 Energy Consumption Note: 7 respondents in 2011; 3 respondents in 2010. 27


2011 2010


100%


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