Public sector leading on sustainability
By editor | 11 Apr, 2011
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A report into the participants of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme has found that public sector organisations are performing better. Strong performing organisations appear in all sectors involved with the CRC but the public sector has 2.5 times as many participants classed as ‘leaders’ in their attitudes to sustainability. In general, the research found the public sector to be much more in interested in sustainability than the private sector, with the exception of the NHS and the police.

Other key findings include that 15% of private sector companies affected by the CRC show no interest in sustainability or carbon emissions management. The report publishers believe there is a case for two separate CRC league tables to enable the realistic comparison of CRC performance between the public and the private Sector.

The 90-page report, The Sustainable Innovation Opportunities Created by the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, provides a detailed analysis of the sector composition of the 2,770 organisations required to be on the CRC. This research arranges the CRC participants into 19 sectors and measures the level of interest in four key indicators for sustainability, specifically:
  • sustainability– a measure that reveals general interest in sustainability.
  • carbon – a score indicating interest in carbon emissions control and management.
  • social awareness – an index of the interest level in social and environmental responsibility.
  • environmental ROI – an indicator of the interest in the quantification of additional financial value from investment projects in terms of environmental and social benefits.
The report, produced by Cambium, can be purchased from 13th April 2011 and an early registration discount can be found here. A free summary of the report with a full list of contents and tables, is available here.

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