Around 58% of energy sector and utility respondents say they’re optimistic about achieving their near-term emissions reduction goals, according to a new Honeywell survey.

Honeywell’s Environmental Sustainability Index is a quarterly indicator of key trends regarding global efforts in climate change mitigation and other sustainability initiatives. The survey of over 600 business leaders, including utility representatives, tracks sentiments on corporate climate priorities.

When compared to other industries, energy sector and utility respondents had the most success in achieving their pollution prevention and emissions reduction goals from the prior year, according to Honeywell.

A reported 64% of these respondents reported being “extremely successful” in achieving their pollution prevention goals from the prior year, while 68% reported being “extremely successful” in achieving their emissions reduction goals from the same time period.

The survey presents a broader look outside of just the energy sector and emissions reduction goals.

Honeywell’s survey found 90% of respondents are generally optimistic about overall success with prior twelve-month goals across sustainability categories including energy evolution and efficiency, emissions reduction, pollution prevention and circularity/recycling.

However, respondents are less confident when it comes to the near future: 67% of respondents told Honeywell they were optimistic about achieving these goals for the next twelve months. Additionally, only 63% were optimistic about achieving their goals by 2030, a deadline year for several climate commitments.

The full report can be found here.

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