Supply chain program guidance

Timeline 2015

The timeline depends on how you have been requested to respond to CDP.

  • Requested by customers only
    Companies receive the request in early April and must submit entirely by July 30.
  • Requested by customers and investors (see Climate change program)
    Companies receive the investor request in early February, and the supply chain request in early April. The main questionnaire must be submitted by June 30 and supply chain module submitted by July 30. Follow this step-by-step guide (forthcoming) to submit to both CDP's climate change and/or water and supply chain questionnaires.

Questionnaire

The questionnaires are divided into several sections in order to fully understand the actions your company is undertaking to mitigate the risks in the supply chain.

Responder pack

This includes the questionnaire, drafting word document, main guidance documents, scoring methodology, roadmap, and ORS guidance.

 

Webinars

 

Upcoming guidance webinars​

  • First time disclosers
    9th April 2015
    11:00 EDT // 16:00 BST register
  • Experienced disclosers
    23rd April 2015
    11:00 EDT // 16:00 BST register
  • SME disclosers
    7th May 2015
    11:00 EDT // 16:00 BST register
  • First time disclosers
    21st May 2015
    14:00 EDT // 19:00 BST register
  • Experienced disclosers
    4th June 2015
    14:00 EDT // 19:00 BST register
  • SME disclosers
    18th June 2015
    14:00 EDT // 19:00 BST register
  • First time disclosers
    2nd July 2015
    04:00 EDT // 09:00 BST // 18:00 AEST register
  • How to use the ORS and submit your response
    7th July 2015 
    04:00 EDT // 09:00 BST // 18:00 AEST register
  • Experienced disclosers
    9th July 2015
    04:00 EDT // 09:00 BST // 18:00 AEST register
  • SME disclosers
    16th July 2015
    04:00 EDT // 09:00 BST // 18:00 AEST register
  • How to use the ORS and submit your response
    23rd July 2015
    14:00 EDT // 19:00 BST register
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Recorded guidance webinars​ ​​

Introduction to climate change disclosure webinar | Download notes

How to use the ORS

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

Supply Chain Module webinar (forthcoming).

Support for Small/Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) webinar | Download notes​​​

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CDP Response Check

You can avoid mistakes in your response by using our Response Check  service.

Our Response Check service picks up issues that may affect your score, or problems with the information you are presenting to your stakeholders. Find out more.

Arrange your Response Check with our accredited consultancy partners by emailing responsecheck@cdp.net.​​​​​​​

Guidance on responding

 

Supply Chain Guidance Documents 2015
This explains each question in detail and includes what information to provide, the req​uired format, and where to find tools or further information to construct your answer. These document is free to download.

Using the Online Response System (ORS)
How to activate, log in, and use the ORS, including common problems and solutions.

Guidance for First Time Responders 
A document to help new responders​ submit information to CDP.

Supply Chain Reporting Roadmap 2015
A guide to help responders to move from a basic response towards complete disclosure.

Supply Chain Scoring Methodology 2015
Question-level information on disclosure and performance scoring methodology.

Supply Chain Drafting Documents 2015
These documents are solely for the purpose of drafting a response to CDP's 2015 supply chain questionnaire. Your final response to CDP must be entered via the CDP Online Response System (ORS).

How to submit investor climate change and/or water and supply chain questionnaires (forthcoming).
Guidance for submitting the supply chain questionnaire if your company has also been requested to respond to climate change and/or water by investors

How to respond to supply chain as an SME
Guidance for small and medium sized enterprises to select a shorter questionnaire

How to respond to supply chain water request (forthcoming).
Instructions on how to respond and submit your water request in supply chain

Carbon footprinting overview for chinese companies
Other languages: Mandarin

Carbon footprinting: carbon reporting tool for Chinese SME companies - user guide
Other languages: Mandarin

Emissions collection and reporting tool for Chinese SME companies

CDP Amendments Policy
Please check your response before submitting. Read this page if you need to amend your respond after you have submitted

 

Further sources of help

CDP reporter services
CDP service partners
Contact us at respond@cdp.net.​​

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