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.
|Launch date||2000||Contact||George A. Hodge|
|Ratings team size||9 staff at CDP; ~150 staff at scoring partner organizations|
|Ratings format||Leadership (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/ purchasers||Buyers pay to access the supply chain ratings data. Costs vary.|
|Accessible||Yes, new companies can be rated|
|Customizable||No, questions to companies cannot be customized|
CDP rates over 6000 companies from the following world regions:
|# of Rated Companies||North America||Central & South America||Europe||Africa||Middle East||Asia||Australia/ Oceania|
SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES ADDRESSED
CDP Rating addresses 7 indicators covering the following environmental issues. No social or economic/governance issues are addressed by CDP ratings.
|Emissions and Pollution Reduction||✔|
|Energy (Renewable, Efficiency, Conservation)||✔|
|Environmental Compliance & Reporting||✔|
|Land Use & Biodiversity||✔|
|Product Lifecycle Management||✔|
|Resource Use & Replenishment|
|Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining|
|Harassment & Abuse|
|Training & Employee Development|
|Worker Health & Safety|
|Conflicts of Interest|
|Disclosure of Information|
|Fair & Honest Marketing|
|No Improper Advantage|
|Protection of Identity & Privacy (employee and customer)|
|Green Product Affordability|
|Incorporate ESG Issues in Investment Decisions||✔|
|Management & Grievance Reporting System in Place||✔|
|Develops Markets for Sustainable Products and Services||✔|
|Promotes Fair Trade|
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