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Under the title 'Business in the Environment', Business in the Community produces an indicator of companies' environmental credentials in the FTSE 350.
Since developing its EMS, in one year, Travis Perkins has moved from 10th out of 13 to 4th out of 18 in the building materials sector. The company continues to benchmark against the best standards in industry and its aim is to remain within the top 25of this indicator.
In an environmentally conscious world this is good for business as well as the environment. Reduced business costs give greater competitive advantage which potentially increases profits and returns to shareholders. At the same time, nature and the environment in general are also clear winners.