UBM plc Joins FTSE 350 Carbon Emission Reduction Elite

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LONDON, October 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

UBM plc's commitment to improving its carbon emission performance across all UBM premises worldwide has been recognised in this year's CDP FTSE 350 Climate Change Report, published earlier this month.  (See https://www.cdproject.net/CDPResults/CDP-FTSE-350-Climate-Change-Report-2013.pdf).

The report ranks the performance of FTSE 350 businesses in terms of firstly their carbon emission performance and, secondly, the disclosure of details of their strategy and management of their business in the context of climate change, including mitigation, adaptation, risks and opportunities.

The CDP report rates UBM plc as an "A" grade carbon emissions performer, having reduced global carbon emissions by 10% in just two years from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2012, far exceeding UBM's own target of 5%.  This achievement earned UBM a place on CDP's Carbon Performance Leadership Index, meaning UBM now joins the elite 13 leading companies in climate change performance from amongst the FTSE 350 listed business.

Faye Bennett-Hart, UBM plc's Global Environmental Co-ordinator, said:

"UBM's commitment to sustainability is key to our business. As part of our sustainability goals, we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and while we've a long way to go and have so much more to do, it's great to have the efforts of our 5,500 people from across 25 different countries worldwide, recognised in this way."

UBM's carbon emissions campaign is just one part of UBM's wider sustainability efforts.  To read more about UBM's commitment to sustainability, go here sustainability.ubm.com.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow@UBM for news and updates from across the businesses and selected members of UBM's Twitterati.

Contacts

Peter Bancroft, Director of Communications, UBM plc

E-mail: communications@ubm.comDirect telephone: +44(0)20-7921-5961


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