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London Stock Exchange's main market have to report greenhouse gas emissions

Posted on 25 June 2012.

All businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange's main market will have to report their greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year

The announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the Rio+ 20 Summit in Brazil means the UK is the first country to make it compulsory for companies to include emissions data for their entire organisation in their annual reports.

The new regulations will be introduced from April 2013 and will be reviewed in 2015, before ministers decide whether to extend the approach to all large companies from 2016, according to a statement from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).