CDP Climate Change

CDP Reporting: Requests go to the Supply Chain

As a CDP silver climate change consultancy partner we help responding companies with the completion of their CDP questionnaire from data collection to final submission. With our expertise and as accredited provider, we can minimize efforts and resources at your end and ensure a successful participation with our solutions.

“The customer requests for the CDP Climate and Water program have confronted us with major challenges. With the DFGE, we have found a partner that offers the calculation of the data, the strategic advice as well as the editing of the questionnaires from a single source.”
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Sabine Konrad-Schwämmlein, Environmental AffairsWoco Group

Our Services

     Starter: Successful CDP participation for starters

Your company is still avoiding the efforts of environmental documentation and is afraid of potential bad sustainability rankings?

We help you with our starter-package to participate in the CDP Climate Change or CDP Supply Chain Program. The goal is to set a foundation for your sustainability communication and make sure that even with limited expenditures on your end valid data is collected and a solid sustainability reporting management will be established.

  • Workshop
  • Collection of data reflecting current practices
  • Suggestions for answers to the CDP questionnaire to aim for the CDP Pathway Developing Ability

     Complete: Experts’ support for all CDP questions

It is not our intention to block your internal resources and invade you with consultants, nor do we want to initiate multi-year projects on energy and resource management. We want to guide you quickly and reliably through the carbon foot-print accounting and CDP process and as a result reduce your workload.

Our CDP Complete package is a turn-key solution which covers all relevant CDP requirements and ensures that the CDP can rate your corporation accurately based on appropriate and validated content.

  • KickOff workshop – Briefing, data review, clear milestones and deliverables
  • Data collection by DFGE – Leveraging existing data, filling the gaps, focus on improvements
  • Carbon footprint calculation (optional)
  • Response suggestions by DFGE aiming for the CDP Pathway “Complete”

     Services: Individual & Modular

We consult you on an individual basis, providing internal trainings for your team, but also workshops and subtasks during the CDP participation. Our Consult package helps you identifying the gaps and formalize an improvement plan taking into account latest methodology development, yearly updates and focus on the gaps. Also, with our Check, you can benefit from external feedback before submitting to the CDP, and thus address short-term gaps to maximize your participation.

  • Consult: Gap analysis and Workshops
  • Validation of your responses with our Check before final submission to CDP
  • Tailor-made consulting services
CDP Season 2019 – Visit our CDP Webinars

After the official webinar in cooperation with the CDP, we also offer you individual online sessions:

  • Understanding the changes in CDP 2019
  • Key challenges and how they can be addressed internally (risk/opportunity management, scenario analysis and decarbonisation strategy, supply & value chain engagement)
  • Links to other reporting requirements

Your Advantages:

  • Being an official CDP Silver Climate Change Consultancy Partner, we know the methodology of CDP
  • Save time and effort and make use of our expertise
  • Already for several years, we support some well-known CDP participants and help them to improve their answers for a better CDP performance
  • We can help you to hold your supply chain to account, and we can support also their CDP participation.
  • We take care of our customers in an integrated way – your CDP participation is just one part of CSR. Our Sustainability Intelligence solutions create transparency and synergy, no matter in which reporting initiative you participate.
  • We do not see ourselves as consultants which accompany you for months on site and conduct long lasting projects, but in contrast as service providers – in order to minimize resources you have to invest for a successful CDP participation.
  • Also, we are not an advertising company which makes your charts look more beautiful. Originally, we come from science, and that still influences the way we work today.
What is CDP about?

Since its foundation in 2000 the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) became an authority for environmental reporting and rating. CDP’s database is today the biggest in this class and stores data and information of corporations and their CO2 emissions, climate risks and corporate reduction strategies worldwide. CDP ratings are incorporated in financial ratings as on the Deutsche Börse, Reuters or Google Finance.

What is being scored?

The CDP survey on climate change evaluates four aspects of sustainable economies:

  1. Judgements of management about risks and chances related to climate change
  2. Systematic collection and calculation of CO2 emissions (Carbon Accounting)
  3. Management strategies for reduction of CO2 emissions, risk management and potentials
  4. Corporate Governance for climate change

Supply chain integration

Some companies are asked by their investors to take part in the CDP, while others are asked by their customers through the Supply Chain module. Some companies can answer both if they are asked by investors and customers. The contents of the Supply Chain module contain the Core questionnaire (same contents as for the Investor request) and specific questions for the supply chain. More than 115 organizations request 11,5000 suppliers to take part in the CDP questionnaire.