Dairy Crest has become the first dairy company to be named in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.

The index recognises good practice in disclosing data about climate change.

The company was given a score of 79% and ranked the fourth-best company in the consumer staples category. It was placed behind Reckitt Benckiser, Tesco and Unilever.

The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index is compiled annually by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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