CDP Water

CDP Water: An important sustainability reporting on the rise

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In 2010 CDP started to invite companies to report on water-related risks and opportunities, according the growing expectations by investors, civil society and NGOs for transparency and quantitative measurement of progress. The goal is to catalyse action on corporate water stewardship to safeguard water resources and address the global water crisis.

The CDP water program responds to the ever-growing need to address the global water crisis. Many regions of the world suffer water shortages – and as a result, companies are asked to disclose their impacts on climate change and, more specifically, their water management practices.

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Since 1999, DFGE has been working as a carbon footprint and ecology expert for small and medium-sized companies as well as for Fortune 500 corporations. DFGE is a CDP silver climate change consultancy partner. We help companies participate in the CDP programs – from climate change to water, from investor to supply chain requests.

Depending on your company’s needs and goals of CDP participation, we provide the following dedicated service packages for the CDP Water Program:

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     Starter: Successful from the beginning

You are not prepared for the invitation to the CDP water program? You’re lacking capacities and knowledge for this sustainability reporting?

We’ve put together a service package of basic support including the preparation of your responses at “Awareness” level. We determine your company’s relative exposure to water risks and impacts and calculate your water withdrawal at site. By this we address questions like where your production is facing issues of water scarcity or how your tier-one suppliers are affected by water resources.

  • Gap analysis and workshop
  • Targeted collection of data reflecting current practices
  • Questions / Answers on the “awareness” level

     Complete: CDP Water Complete Package

Your company plans to move towards good water management with the goal to establish leadership over time? You’re looking for expertise to improve your CDP scoring?

Our water management package supports your company with answers to the CDP questionnaire at “Management” level. We consult you in policy development, governance and target setting as well as in identifying your stakeholder interests and external engagement. Our services include detection of water consumption, water withdrawal by source type and in your value chain

  • Gap analysis and workshop focusing on the main gaps
  • Data collection targeting gaps, improvement and updates
  • Completion of the questionnaire based on Management level

     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
  • Webinars
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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
  • We have been supporting well-known CDP participants and helping them to improve their answers for a better CDP performance for many years now
  • 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 trainers or 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.
Why a report about water?

CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) plays a central role in driving companies and their suppliers worldwide to report on carbon and climate change risks and opportunities. Companies voluntarily respond to the CDP’s questionnaire, and develop carbon and climate change mitigation and adaption strategies.

In 2010 CDP started to invite companies to report on water-related risks and opportunities, according the growing expectations by investors, civil society and NGOs for transparency and quantitative measurement of progress.

The goal is to catalyse action on corporate water stewardship to safeguard water resources and address the global water crisis.

What is being scored?

The CDP Water questionnaire evaluates different aspects:

  1. Judgements of management about risks and opportunities related water
  2. Systematic collection and calculation of water related KPIs
  3. Management strategies and targets, business strategy
  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.