Climate change program guidance

Timeline 2016

The timeline depends on how you have been requested to respond to CDP.

  • Requested by investors only
    Companies receive the request in February and must submit entirely by June 30.
  • Requested by both investors and customers (see supply chain program)        
    Companies receive the investor request in February, and the supply chain request in early April. The main questionnaire must be submitted by June 30 and supply chain module by July 28.
    Follow the step-by-step guide to submit both CDP climate change and CDP supply chain questionnaires.

Questionnaire

The questionnaire is divided into several sections in order to fully understand the actions your company is undertaking to mitigate climate change risks.

Reporting guidance

This document explains each question in detail and includes what information to provide, the required format, and where to find tools or further information to construct your answer.

Responder pack

This includes the questionnaire, drafting word document, main guidance, scoring methodology, and ORS guidance.

 

Carbon Action

Carbon Action is an investor-led initiative to accelerate company action on carbon reduction and energy efficiency activities which deliver a satisfactory return on investment.
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CDP's sector focus

Discover how CDP seeks to increase and tailor disclosure from companies in high impact sectors to gather insight into their environmental performance.
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Resources for responding

Climate Change Reporting Guidance 2016
This explains each question in detail and includes what information to provide, the required format, and where to find tools or further information to construct your answer.
Also available in Portuguese and Japanese.

Changes Document for 2016
An outline of major changes in the climate change questionnaire and guidance.

Climate Change Drafting Document (zip).
This document is solely for the purpose of drafting a response to CDP's 2016 climate change questionnaire. Your final response to CDP must be entered via the CDP Online Response System (ORS).

CDP Amendments Policy
Please check your response before submitting. Read this page if you need to amend your respond after you have submitted

Responding for the first time?

Guidance for First Time Responders
A document to help new responders submit information to CDP.

Using the Online Response System (ORS)

Using CDP's Online Response System (ORS)
How to register, sign in, activate questionanires and use the ORS. 

The administrative fee and the ORS
How to view and take action on the administrative fee using the Online Response System (ORS).

How to improve your response

Climate Change Reporting Roadmap
A guide to help responders to move from a basic response towards complete disclosure.

Also available in Portuguese.

Reporting to Carbon Action

Company guidance on carbon action
Information for companies requested to respond to CDP's carbon action initiative.

RE100 Campaign

RE100 Campaign reporting guidance - forthcoming
Information for companies reporting to the RE100 campaign.

Guidance webinars
Live webinars
Recorded webinars
 
Scoring information
Sector modules
Third party emissions verification
Alignment with other reporting initiatives
   
 
 
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