BAM recognised for leading efforts against climate change

20 January 2020 15:00 - Royal BAM Group nv
BAM recognised for leading efforts against climate change

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 20 January 2020 – Royal BAM Group nv has been commended for its climate action, achieving a place on CDP's prestigious ‘A List’ for climate change.

The Climate Change A List is published by CDP each year, alongside the A Lists for leadership on protecting forests and water security. They name the world's businesses leading on environmental performance. This year, CDP recognised more than 170 corporates acting on climate change and building a future economy that works for both people and planet.

BAM was recognised for its actions to drive CO2 reductions, mitigate climate risks and develop a low-carbon economy, based on the data submitted by the Group via CDP’s 2019 climate change questionnaire.

CDP scoring drives corporate transparency and the measurement of environmental action. CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely considered as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. In 2019, over 525 investors with over US$96 trillion in assets and 125 major purchasers with US$3.6 trillion in procurement spend requested companies to disclose data on environmental impacts, risks and opportunities through CDP’s platform and over 8,400 responded.

Rob van Wingerden, CEO of Royal BAM Group: ‘The inclusion in CDP’s Climate Change A list is again a recognition of our efforts to reduce emissions and to achieve a net positive impact on environment and people in the long term by collaborating with construction partners and the supply chain, reducing CO2 emissions and realising the benefits of new sustainable business.’

The full list of companies that made this year’s CDP Climate Change A List is available here, along with other publicly available company scores: https://www.cdp.net/en/companies/companies-scores.

The full methodology and criteria for the Climate Change A List are available on CDP’s website at: https://www.cdp.net/en/guidance/guidance-for-companies under ‘CDP scoring methodologies 2019’.

About CDP

CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$96 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 8,400 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2019. This is in addition to the over 920 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit https://cdp.net/en or follow us @CDP to find out more.

Further information: Niels van Dongen, niels.van.dongen@bam.com or Arno Pronk, arno.pronk@bam.com, +31 (0)30 659 86 23.