Mexican business taking bows... and lumps


Corporate Mexico has gotten good and bad environmental reviews lately. On the positive side, 15 of the country’s biggest companies have won applause for completing inventories of their greenhouse-gas emissions and making these available to the public. But on the downside, Mexican industry has riled green advocates by opposing legislation aimed at holding the private sector accountable for environmental contamination. The good news, say Mexican officials and green groups, concerns the successful completion by 15 companies of a voluntary greenhouse-gas accounting and reporting program run by the Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat (Semarnat). Based on standards developed by the U.S.-based World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Switzerland-headquartered World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Mexican program involves a total... [Log in to read more]

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