SPLC INSIGHT

Supplier Sustainability Ratings

RATER PROFILE

CDP Scoring

BACKGROUND


CDP is the not-for-profit that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. CDP’s rating system serves two main audiences: investors and buyers (for supply chains risks). CDP’s disclosure platform helps organizations and their suppliers capture data on climate change, water and forests management.

CDP’s provides a score which assesses progress towards environmental stewardship as reported by a company’s response. The score assesses the level of detail and comprehensiveness of the content, as well as the company’s awareness of climate change issues, management methods and progress towards action taken on climate change as reported in the response. Scoring of CDPs questionnaires is conducted by accredited scoring partners trained by CDP. CDP’s internal scoring team coordinate and collate all scores and run data quality checks and quality assurance processes to ensure that scoring standards are aligned between samples and scoring partners. CDP provides separate scores on Climate Change, Water and Deforestation questionnaires.

The independent assessor found that CDP met the SPLC Supplier Ratings Framework,  with a transparent rating methodology, scalability, accessibility to suppliers and recognition by investors.

 

KEY CHARACTERISTICS


ProviderCDPWebsite

https://www.cdp.net

https://www.cdp.net/supplychain

Launch date2000ContactGeorge A. Hodge
Ratings team size9 staff at CDP; ~150 staff at scoring partner organizationsEmail

Suppliers: respond@cdp.net 

Buyers: membership@cdp.net

Ratings formatLeadership (A, A-), Management (B, B-), Awareness (C, C-), Disclosure (D, D-), Failure to disclose (F)
Cost for suppliers

USD 975 for companies responding to one or more investor requests on climate change, water or forests.

Free for companies responding to the CDP Supply Chain program at the request of one or more CDP clients.

Fees vary by region.

Cost for buyers/ purchasersBuyers pay to access the supply chain ratings data. Costs vary.
AccessibleYes, new companies can be rated
CustomizableNo, questions to companies cannot be customized

COVERAGE


CDP rates over 6000 companies from the following world regions:

# of Rated CompaniesNorth AmericaCentral & South AmericaEuropeAfricaMiddle EastAsiaAustralia/ Oceania
~ 6,000

SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES ADDRESSED


CDP Rating addresses 7 indicators covering the following environmental issues. No social or economic/governance issues are addressed by CDP ratings.

 INDICATORCOVERED?

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Emissions and Pollution Reduction
Energy (Renewable, Efficiency, Conservation)
Environmental Compliance & Reporting
Hazardous Substances 
Land Use & Biodiversity
Materials Sourcing 
Product Lifecycle Management
Resource Use & Replenishment 
Water
Waste Reduction 
Wastewater

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Child Labor 
Community Engagement 
Community Investment 
Disciplinary Practices 
Forced/Compulsory Labor 
Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining 
Harassment & Abuse 
Human Rights 
Managing Retrenchment 
Non-Discrimination 
Training & Employee Development 
Wages 
Working Hours 
Worker Health & Safety 

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Anti-Corruption 
Business Integrity 
Conflicts of Interest 
Disclosure of Information 
Fair & Honest Marketing 
Intellectual Property 
No Improper Advantage 
Protection of Identity & Privacy (employee and customer) 

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Economic Performance 
Green Product Affordability 
Incorporate ESG Issues in Investment Decisions
Management & Grievance Reporting System in Place
Supports SMEs
Develops Markets for Sustainable Products and Services
Promotes Fair Trade 

REPORT/DASHBOARD SAMPLE


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