An established service is now available to further support the thousands of companies that report their climate change data through CDP.
Response Check is a high level ‘checking’ service for CDP responding companies that have completed their 2014 CDP response. Prior to final submission to CDP, an external check can now be performed to ensure the response is as complete as possible.
The Response Check service is being delivered by CDP’s accredited consultancy partners who have received training from CDP on the Response Check methodology and process.
Response Check does not guarantee a responding company a better disclosure or performance score, nor is it verification or assurance of a CDP response. It is simply an additional set of expert eyes reviewing a response before final submission, with an emphasis on completeness rather than the quality of the content.
The Response Check offering, which will be standard around the world, features a review of a final CDP response, followed with feedback by email and/or teleconference depending on individual requirements. There will be a maximum time commitment from consultants of five hours. It is then the responsibility of the responding company to decide to incorporate the Response Check feedback into their response and submit to CDP via our Online Response System (ORS).
A standard charge of US$1,000 for the service will be charged by CDP’s consultancy partners. CDP is not involved in the financial transaction or the Response Check service at an individual company level and receives none of this revenue.
Commenting on this initiative Nigel Topping, Chief Innovation Officer at CDP said "This service is aimed at ensuring the data submitted to CDP is as accurate and complete as possible, and we hope that this will prove a useful additional check for some of the thousands of companies that report through CDP. Sometimes seemingly minor mistakes can let a response down and this service aims to provide an additional safety net."
To arrange a Response Check please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To discuss any technical aspects of Response Check please email Leyla Basacik, Technical Officer, at email@example.com.
CDP consultancy partners offer a range of additional services which can be discussed directly with them.