Water program

At CDP we are working to catalyse action on corporate water stewardship to safeguard water resources and address the global water crisis - one of the most significant challenges facing the global economy.

ICCR
CDP’s water questionnaire provides investors with access to material data, consistently reported, on assessment and actions that lead to more responsible use of freshwater resources. Importantly, companies’ participation in CDP’s water program will help ensure the right to water for current and future generations

ICCR

 

Sector summaries

See the results of CDP’s 2013 information from the sector summaries below

Consumer Discretionary

Summary of responses by consumer discretionary sector from the Global Water Report 2013.

Consumer Staples

A summary of responses by the consumer staples sector from the Global Water Report 2013.

Energy

A summary of responses by the energy sector from the Global Water Report 2013.

Health Care

A summary of responses by the health care sector from the Global Water Report 2013.

Industrials

A summary of responses by the industrials sector from the Global Water Report 2013.

Information Technology

A summary of responses by the information technology sector from the Global Water Report 2013.

Materials

A summary of responses by the materials sector from the Global Water Report 2013.

 

Utilities

A summary of responses by the utilities sector from the Global Water Report 2013.

CDP water report launch 2013

 

Resources

Companies
CDP 2014 water questionnaire
Why disclose?
Guidance for responding companies
Water scoring methodology

Investors
Our signatories
Become a signatory
Water reports
Access all corporate water data and key reports (requires login)

 

Process and timeline

3 February: CDP sends a letter to the Chairperson of every organisation that will be requested to disclose by their investors.

February: CDP sends out its annual water information request to companies worldwide, after which the online response system is open for data input from disclosing companies.

30 June: Deadline for corporations to submit their water response.

October: Publicly disclosed data will be published on our website.

News & events

Outdated approach to water raises immediate risks
CDP's new report established corporate focus is too often directed at reducing water use, which is an inadequate response to increasingly immediate substantive water risks, threatening shareholder value.

Material water risk to Metals & Mining sector demands new valuation models
Growth prospects in this sector are threatened by water risks but companies that are taking action to manage water strategically are better financial performers

Businesses see increased water risk but boardrooms slow to act
There is a sharp rise in company reports of detrimental impacts from drought and other water-related issues, yet little change in the number of companies with board level oversight of water strategies.

Lead sponsors of CDP's water program

NBIM

Foundation support for CDP's water program

Alcoa Foundation Turner Foundation
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