Materials group Blue Circle was the industry’s highest-ranking firm, rising from second position last year. Other firms that did well in the survey included Laing and Berkeley, which both increased their ranking by 21% from last year’s figures.
Jarvis, Wates and Balfour Beatty were new entries to the league.
Business in the Environment chairman Derek Higgs said: “This year’s index is a benchmark.
It is a snapshot of what is happening in global corporations in terms of environmental performance.”
He said scoring companies on whether or not their performance is improving is a further check on the value of the index to investors as well as to environmental bodies.
The survey also highlighted that construction and building materials was a sector that had a high number of non-participants. Nine firms failed to comply with the survey.
The index measures companies and sectors on criteria such as energy use, transport, waste and water consumption.