CDP is a platform used by investors and large customers (with CDP Supply Chain) to request companies to disclose environmental data which is then rated against a dedicated methodology.
CDP Supply Chain suppliers have just been invited to take part in the questionnaire. Find out more details about the Supply Chain module, the timeline and further resources to help you prepare your answer.
CDP Supply Chain used by 115 organizations
More than 11,500 suppliers are invited by their customers (115 organizations) to take part in the CDP process, whether for Climate Change, Water and/or Forests modules.
The CDP Supply Chain questionnaire can be found here: https://www.cdp.net/en/guidance/guidance-for-companies.
As a general overview, you will be asked to provide qualitative and quantitative data. For example, for the Climate Change program, you need to give the results of your carbon footprint (GHG emissions) and your energy data. Regarding qualitative statements, they focus on the governance of the dedicated topics, as well as the risk process and its results and impacts, with an overview of the strategy, and also how partners are engaged on the topics, among others.
The key for first timers is to give an adequate picture reflecting their current situation. For repeaters, they can now focus on the gaps compared to the previous year and close them. You have until the 31st of July.
A predefined timeline
The CDP Supply Chain 2019 timeline is as follows:
- April 2019: official disclosure requests sent to companies requested by customers. Online Response System (ORS) opens. Expected week commencing April 8, 2019.
- April to July 2019: data collection
- July 2019 (31st) Companies must submit their response to investors and/or customers using the ORS, to be automatically eligible for scoring and inclusion in reports (where applicable).
For the updates, consult the page https://www.cdp.net/en/companies-discloser/disclosure-info
Resources to help you progress
To complete the CDP Supply Chain questionnaire, several documents are made available to you:
- CDP Guidance, to read more details on how to fill the questionnaire
- CDP Scoring methodology, to identify which questions to focus on
- Scoring Introduction, to get a quick understanding of the scoring principles
DFGE recommends carrying out a gap analysis in order to identify the potentials for the opening season, and to tailor the data collection accordingly. We will be providing more concrete tips in upcoming webinars (scheduled for May – more details to come here in the next weeks: https://dfge.de/en/cdp-climate-change/cdp-webinars/ )
In the meantime, should you have any questions related to the CDP Supply Chain please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have been partnering with CDP for many years, and provide dedicated solutions for CDP, from response check to complete solutions including gap analysis and workshop.
We wish you lots of success for 2019!