Guidance on responding
Climate Change Guidance Document 2015
This explains each question in detail and includes what information to provide, the required format, and where to find tools or further information to construct your answer. This document is free to download.
Guidance is available in Portuguese and Spanish.
A printed version of the guidance document is also available.
Using the Online Response System (ORS)
How to activate, log in, and use the ORS, including common problems and solutions.
Watch a recorded webinar on using the ORS
Guidance for First Time Responders
A document to help new responders submit information to CDP.
Climate Change Reporting Roadmap
A guide to help responders to move from a basic response towards complete disclosure.
Company Guidance on Carbon Action
Information for companies requested to respond to CDP's Carbon Action initiative.
Climate Change Drafting Document (zip).
This document is solely for the purpose of drafting a response to CDP's 2015 climate change questionnaire. Your final response to CDP must be entered via the CDP Online Response System (ORS).
CDP Amendments Policy
Please check your response before submitting. Read this page if you need to amend your respond after you have submitted
Changes Document for 2015
An outline of major changes in the climate change questionnaire, scoring, and guidance.
Top tips for responding to CDP
CDP climate change guidance 2014
(for reference only)
Scoring methodology 2015
Question-level information on disclosure and performance scoring methodology for the Climate Change questionnaire.
The scoring methodology is also available in Portuguese, Spanish and as an excel worksheet (.zip)
Explanation of the score feedback categories
Introduction to Climate Change Scoring
How to use the Scoring Methodology
CDP Scoring: the decision making process
Scoring Appeal Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
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Scoring methodology 2014 (for reference only)
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Recorded guidance webinars
Introduction to Climate Change Disclosure Webinar | Download notes
Constructing Your Response Webinar | Download notes
Explaining the Terminology Webinar | Download notes
Risks and Opportunities Webinar | Download notes
Accounting, Boundaries and Scopes Webinar | Download notes