The Summit concluded with cocktail drinks, the unveiling of the CDP 2015 ASX200 Climate Leadership Indices and the presentation of ten CDP climate leadership awards.
These awards were co-presented to the winners by H.E. Mr. Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia and The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP, NSW Minister for the Environment.
Award Categories – CDP 2015 Australian Climate Leadership Awards
Most profitable carbon reduction activity 2015
Awarded to the Australian company that reported the most profitable carbon reduction activity through CDP in 2015.
Finalists: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, PanAust, Qantas Airways, Rio Tinto, Woodside Petroleum
Largest absolute carbon reduction 2015
Awarded to the Australian company that reported the largest absolute reduction in its total Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions – in metric tons CO2-e – due to emission reduction activities.
WINNER: Rio Tinto
Finalists: BHP Billiton, Incitec Pivot, Origin Energy, Rio Tinto, Santos
Largest relative carbon reduction 2015
Awarded to the Australian company that reported the largest percentage reduction in its carbon emissions due to emission reduction activities, relative to the company’s total Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.
Finalists: AMP, BHP Billiton, Challenger, Incitec Pivot, Tatts Group
Largest renewable energy purchaser 2015
Awarded to the Australian company that purchased the largest proportion of its total energy consumption from tracked renewable energy.
WINNER: Henderson Group
Finalists: Dexus Property Group, GPT Group, Henderson Group, National Australia Bank
Best climate disclosure by a new responding company
Awarded to a first-time responding Australian company with the highest CDP climate disclosure score in 2015.
WINNER: Super Retail Group
Finalists: Mineral Resources, Pact Group, Sandfire Resources, Super Retail Group, Village Roadshow
Awarded to the Australian company with the biggest year on year improvement in its CDP climate disclosure score from CDP 2014 to CDP 2015.
Finalists: Charter Hall Group, Perpetual Investments, Platinum Asset Management, Sims Metal Management, WorleyParsons
Best year on year improvement in climate performance 2014-2015
Awarded to the Australian company with the biggest year on year improvement in its CDP climate performance score from CDP 2014 to CDP 2015.
WINNER: Aurizon Holdings
Finalists: Aurizon Holdings, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, Computershare, Incitec Pivot, Kathmandu Holdings, WorleyParsons
Best climate disclosure 2015
Awarded to the Australian company with the highest CDP climate disclosure score and the highest quality overall disclosure in 2015.
WINNER: Qantas Airways
Finalists: ANZ, Qantas Airways, Stockland, Westpac
Consistently high quality climate change disclosure 2006-2015
Awarded to ASX companies that have been included in the CDP ASX Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in every year from 2006-2015.
JOINT WINNERS: ANZ, Insurance Australia Group, National Australia Bank
CDP Climate A List Company 2015
Awarded to companies included on the CDP 2015 Climate Change A List (formerly known as the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index)
JOINT WINNERS: Dexus Property Group, Investa Office Fund
CDP awards are objective and data-driven from information disclosed in CDP climate change disclosures and CDP’s objective climate disclosure and performance scores.
CDP’s corporate climate leadership indices and the scoring system which underpins them have been independently ranked as the most credible corporate environmental ranking system in the world (GlobeScan (2013), The 2013 Ratings Survey).