Top S&P 500 businesses address carbon

According to a 2012 survey, a majority of Standard & Poor (S&P) 500 businesses have already taken steps to address their carbon emissions.

The survey was conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project, a nonprofit group that assists companies in measuring and sharing their environmental information.

Over 300 organizations took part in the survey, which showed that despite national regulation carbon dioxide emissions regulations, major US companies are addressing this issue on their own.

Results from the survey indicate that 92% of reporting firms have included climate strategies in their long-term business plans.

The strongest US companies have shown leadership by releasing their annual emission reports in order to provide transparency to consumers.