CDP Water

A Sustainability Reporting System with growing importance

An estimated 10-15% of global carbon emissions result from deforestation and forest degradation. Soy, palm oil, timber and cattle are either directly or indirectly related and represent negative environmental impacts as well as increasing business risks. Therefore, since 2012, DCDP has been surveying companies in their CDP Forest Program. As a Silver Climate Change consulting partner of the CDP, DFGE also supports you in this CDP questionnaire.

“In addition to Climate Change and Water, the issue of deforestation is becoming increasingly important for companies and is becoming more of a focus for a wide range of stakeholders. Participation is becoming increasingly important for companies.”

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Fleissner

Founder and CEO, DFGE


You have the choice!

Response Check

If you want to be on the safe side shortly before submitting your CDP, the DFGE can provide you with a final “Response Check”. This gives you the opportunity to make any necessary updates at short notice.
  • High-level check for completeness
  • Check for general validity
  • Checking the formalities on a technical level
  • Kick-off workshop & introduction to the CDP methodology
  • Gap analysis & prioritisation workshop
  • Formal review & feedback

Basic: For a successful start

The aim of the Basic Package is to optimally prepare and structure the development and response to the CDP Forest together with you, thereby significantly reducing the internal workload. For this purpose, DFGE conducts a detailed gap analysis on improvement potentials and necessary updates. The results are presented in a joint workshop and a prioritized implementation plan is developed. Experience shows that this results in a noticeable improvement in the rating.

Professional: For successful participation

We help you participate in the CDP Forest Program with our Starter Package. The aim is to lay a foundation for your sustainability communication. We support you in answering the CDP Forest questionnaire on the assessment level “Awareness”. The scope (main categories: Cattle, Palm Oil, Soy, Timber, Mining, Rubber) can be adapted to your challenges.

  • Kick-off workshop & introduction to the CDP methodology
  • Detailed CDP content workshop
  • Data collection & gap analysis
  • Optimisation of response suggestions for the CDP questionnaire
  • Feedback meeting on collected data and answers
  • Kick-off workshop & introduction to the CDP methodology
  • Review of database, data collection and gap analysis
  • Optimisation of suggested answers for the CDP questionnaire
  • Ready-to-use implementation of the assessment

Enterprise: The CDP Forest complete package

Our CDP Forest Management package guides you in responding to the CDP questionnaire at “Management” & “Leadership” level. We advise you on policy development, governance and target setting, as well as stakeholder interest identification and external engagement. Our services include assessment of existing or potential traceability & certification schemes for the commodity category to be reported.

Services: Individual & Modular

We tailor our services to your needs: from individual consulting and internal training for your team to taking over subtasks during the CDP phase. We identify problem areas, create improvement plans according to the latest methods, perform annual updates and help you close gaps in sustainability calculation and reporting. Our review check prior to data submission to CDP corrects errors at short notice and optimizes your participation in the CDP questionnaire.

  • Customized consulting services
  • Workshops & Trainings
  • Subtasks / external support
  • Review Check

Your Advantages

Reasons why you should choose DFGE


We help to hold your supply chain accountable and also support them in CDP participation

Time Saving

Save time and effort and use our expertise. We support with valid answers for a better rating at CDP

Official Partner

As an official CDP Silver Climate Change Consultancy Partner, we know the CDP assessment methodology


We don’t see ourselves as consultants, but as coaches. We don’t make your data prettier. Our roots are in research and that’s how we still work today.

Full Service Provider

We serve our customers holistically – your CDP participation is just one part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


Our Sustainability Intelligence solutions create transparency and synergy effects, no matter which reporting you participate in

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.

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