CDP questionnaire 2018 published
CDP has published the 2018 questionnaire for their programs CDP Climate Change, CDP Water and CDP Forests. The online versions can be accessed here, PDF and Word versions can also be created and exported via that page.
The questionnaire experienced far-reaching changes compared to previous years.
Prior to the reorientation according to the motto “Reimagening Disclosure”, an extensive consultation phase took place.
The chances that were realized for the questionnaire are adressing content and structure of those. Additionally, sector specific questions were included. This concerns the following sectors:
Agricultural Commodities, Cement, Chemicals, Coal, Electric Utilities, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas, Paper & Forestry, Steel, Transport OEMS, Transport OEMS EPM (Engine Part Manufacturers), Transport Services.
Major content-related changes of the 2018 questionnaire
Content-related, most of the announced changes were realized. From now on, the Climate Change questionnaire asks for the emissions for each greenhouse gas instead for CO2-equivalents as they did so far.
Major changes also occured for the demanded description of the analysis of risks and chances triggered by climate change. Also, plenty information about scenario-based forecasts and their influence on strategy and riskmanagement are inquired.
Basis for most of those adjustments is the recommendation of the Task Force on Climare-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). They set the targets for companies on how to evaluate and report climate change-related risks.
Next steps and further information on the CDP questionnaire 2018
CDP announced the publishing of one PDF and Word-version of the questionnaire for early 2018. Also, the official reporting guidance and a written documentation of all changes is going to be released then. Though, the scoring methodology which will explain the score accounting of the CDP questionnaire 2018 in detail will be released in march.
Webinar regarding the CDP questionnaire 2018 changes
On February 28, CDP and the DFGE will host a webinar on the innovations of the CDP questionnaire 2018. There are two sessions available: 10:00 and 17:00 CET.
Here you can register for one of the two slots: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7488892832668477186
CDP Climate 2018: Aiming for best practice
The webinar explains how companies can address the new challenges in the CDP Climate Questionnaire 2018:
- Understand the changes in the CDP 2018
- Key challenges and how to address them internally
- Risk-/Opportunity management
- Scenario analysis, transition strategy
- Value chain engagement
- Links to other reporting requirements
Further support and short review
DFGE is official Silver Climate Chance Consultancy Partner of the DACH-region since 2014 and supports more than 30 companies at the answering of the CDP-questionnaire for Climate Change and Water – starting with first-time participating middle class companies up to participants of the CDP A-list of DAX and Global 500.
Especially concerning the reorientation of the CDP questionnaire 2018, we offer a free short-review of your current CDP-performance and your priorities for 2018 – just get in touch with us via email at or telephone at +49 8192 99733 20.