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Corporate Greenhouse Gas Numbers Don’t Always Add Up

A new study reveals errors, omissions and even rounding issues. “It shows that their net-zero targets are just a big public relations exercise,’’ a researcher said.

PKN Orlen SA Oil Refinery Operations Ahead of Grupa Lotos SA Merger
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As companies rush to set climate goals, some aren’t even getting the basics quite right when it comes to accounting for greenhouse-gas emissions.