Let the world know: a place on the ranking will highlight environmental performance © Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images

For the first time, the Financial Times and Statista, the German data provider, are compiling a list of European companies that have achieved the greatest reduction in emissions intensity. 

The aim of the ranking is to highlight the businesses whose greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) intensity — that is, GHG emissions relative to revenue — fell the most between 2014 and 2019. The ranking will be published in a print edition of the Financial Times in spring 2021, as well as online at ft.com

All European companies with a minimum revenue of €40m or £36m in 2019 are eligible for consideration (see below for the full list of eligible countries). 

In order to participate, we invite you to fill out a short questionnaire about your company’s GHG emissions for all available years between 2014 and 2019, and its revenue over the same period (or, for banks, the yield). We also ask you to send us a data verification form

Potential candidates will be contacted by Statista or can put their name forward at this website

The ranking will be determined by the compound annual reduction rate (CARR) of the emissions intensity. More information about the methodology, conditions of participation and useful contacts can be found at the Statista website.

Why should my company participate?


Inclusion in the Europe’s Climate Leaders list will be a visible and public acknowledgment of your company’s environmental performance that extends far beyond your specific industry and country. It will also generate attention for your business on the part of potential partners, customers, employees and investors around the world.


The ranking will be covered in a special report, a supplement within a weekday edition of the FT newspaper and on FT.com. The full ranking will be published online, while the report will include articles by FT journalists on interesting companies, sectors and trends within the sustainability field. 


All companies that make it into the list may use the award logo for marketing purposes¹.


All participants that provide us with data on their GHG emissions and revenue will receive a free two-week Statista corporate subscription trial — irrespective of whether or not they are among the companies listed in the ranking.

¹ The use of the label and the word-and-image logo “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” for marketing purposes is subject to a one-off payment of a licence fee. Inclusion in the ranking, however, is completely free of charge.

Who is eligible?

To be considered for inclusion in the ranking your company must meet the following criteria:

  • Revenue of at least €40m/£36m generated in 2019¹

  • Must be independent (ie the company applying to participate is not a subsidiary or a branch office of another company)

  • Must be headquartered in Europe²

    ¹ Non-euro countries: currency value equivalent as of 31/12/2019.
    ² Eligible to participate are all companies from these countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

How do I register?


Please register with Statista online here, by December 15 2020. Alternatively, you can download the form and send it to climate-europe@statista.com upon completion (also available in Spanish via the links below).


Your emissions and revenue data need to be verified. The necessary form is appended to the downloadable version of the registration document, for which links are given below. The form must be signed in person by a managing director or a member of your executive committee (CEO or CSR) and then sent to Statista by email, fax or mail. All necessary address details can be found on the form.

Online registration webpage: English/Spanish

Registration/data verification form PDF: English / Spanish

Contact details

Should you have any additional questions or would otherwise like to contact us, please email climate-europe@statista.com

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