Supply chain program

More multinationals and their suppliers than ever before now use CDP to achieve sustainable supply chain management. Through CDP's supply chain program companies and their suppliers are managing the significant risk that climate change poses to the globalised supply chain model

CDP offers our suppliers an industry standard global platform for reporting their climate strategies, and data, improve supplier scores on the sustainability index and empowers Walmart to efficiently capture the positive impact that the company and our suppliers’ efforts are having in our supply chain.

Jeff Rice,
Senior Director, Sustainability,


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Supply chains must collaborate to combat climate risk









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Resources for suppliers

Guidance for responding companies
A wide range of support tools are available on our guidance page.

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Process and timeline

January - March
Preparation period for members, compiling supplier lists and sending to CDP

01 April
Supplier information request (questionnaire) issued to suppliers chosen by member organizations

31 July
Deadline for companies to respond to questionnaire

Findings launched across the globe.

News and events

Combating climate risk in the supply chain
Dexter Galvin of the CDP’s supply chain program takes a look at why companies are increasingly concerned about risks to their supply chains.

Groundbreaking environmental partnership to be expanded
CDP’s cities program receives US$4.1 million grant from Bloomberg philanthropies, which will dramatically expand and enhance the existing CDP reporting platform and associated technical support for city governments.

Major U.S. companies disclose internal prices on carbon
Latest CDP report shows twenty-nine major publicly traded companies based in or operating in the U.S. disclosed an internal price on carbon pollution.

Through this initiative, participating supply chain member companies are able to use their leverage as global purchasing organisations to encourage greater uptake of efficiency amongst their key suppliers. Participating suppliers will receive high level tailored recommendations from carefully selected solutions providers on where they might find the best return on investments for making emissions reductions. There is no charge to participating suppliers for this additional service. For more information, please email or read the overview of CDP's action exchange.

Supply chain program members 2014

Abbott Laboratories
Acer Inc.
Amdocs Ltd
AT&T Inc.
Banco Bradesco S/A
Bank of America
Braskem S/A
Bristol-Myers Squibb
British American Tobacco
British Sky Broadcasting
BT Group
Caesars Entertainment
Cisco Systems, Inc.
CNH Industrial NV
Colgate Palmolive Company
CSX Corporation
Dell Inc.
Deutsche Telekom AG
Diageo Plc
Domtar Corporation
Eaton Corporation
Eni SpA
Ford Motor Company
Gas Natural SDG SA
General Motors Company
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Groupe Steria
  IMI plc
Imperial Tobacco Group
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls
JT International SA
Juniper Networks, Inc.
KAO Corporation
Marfrig Alimentos S.A.
MetLife, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
National Grid
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nokia Solutions and Networks
PepsiCo, Inc.
Philip Morris International
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Royal Philips
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc
Taisei Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
Unilever plc
Vodafone Group
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.



climate change       water

The cumulative impact of the data collected by CDP at the macro-level provides clear visibility for the need for businesses, governments and other organisations to act.

James Robey,
VP Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability,

We’d like to see our top 100 suppliers reporting an active emissions reduction target and activities to achieve this target via their CDP disclosure

Luc Broussaud,
VP Global Procurement,
Nokia Solutions and Networks

Interested in becoming a supply chain member?


Supply chain program membership

Over 60 companies currently work with CDP on their corporate supply chain. To find out more or apply to become a member, please read the brochure or contact

Sustainability in the sourcing process

How could CDP’s supply chain program fit in at each stage of your existing process?

Membership evolution case study

L'Oréal Group: using CDP to sustainably manage supply chains and reduce carbon emissions across the product lifecycle

Supply chain water membership

No water means no business. The supply chain often accounts for a substantial portion of a company’s water use, impact and risk exposure. Catalysing supplier performance improvement in this area allows purchasing companies to increase their transparency on water impact from outside of their direct operations. By using CDP’s standardized, global online reporting platform, CDP’s supply chain water members invite strategic suppliers to respond to the water information request either as a stand alone engagement, or alongside their climate change information request.

In 2013, over 400 suppliers were invited to participate and resulted in an impressive first year response rate of 53%. But with only 35% of responding companies having board-level responsibility for water conservation and the greatest reported water risk driver being increased water stress or scarcity, we look forward to expanding the reach of this request and encouraging more supplier action in this area going forward. To find out more about tackling corporate supply chain water issues alongside leading companies including Dell, Unilever and L’Oréal through CDP’s supply chain program, please email

Scoring partner 2013


If you disclosed to CDP's supply chain program in 2013 and would like a feedback on your score from FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), please register your interest.

Report writer 2013

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