CDP 2010 disclosure scores

 
 

 Introduction to carbon disclosure scores

 

The disclosure score reflects the comprehensiveness of a company’s response in terms of the depth and breadth of its answers. The score is normalized to a 100-point scale and a high score suggests good internal data management and understanding of the issues climate change presents to the company’s business.

Not all company responses are scored. Some samples – samples are groups of companies based on market capitalization – are not scored.

It is important to note that the carbon disclosure score is not a metric of a company’s performance in relation to climate change management, because the score does not make any judgment about mitigation actions. A company’s disclosure score is based solely on the information disclosed in the company’s CDP response.

 

 What does a CDP carbon disclosure score represent?

 

Generally, companies scoring within a particular range suggest levels of commitment to, and experience of, carbon disclosure. Indicative descriptions of these levels are provided below for guidance only; data-users should read individual company responses to understand the context for each business.

High (>70)
A higher score typically indicates one or more of the following:

  • Strong understanding and management of company specific exposure to climate related risks and opportunities
  • Strategic focus and commitment to understanding the business issues related to climate change, emanating from the top of the organization
  • Ability to measure and manage the company’s carbon footprint
  • Regular and relevant disclosure to key corporate stakeholders

Midrange (50–70)
A midrange score typically indicates one or more of the following:

  • Growing maturity in understanding and managing company-specific risks and potential opportunities related to climate change
  • Good evidence of ability to measure and manage carbon footprint across global operations
  • Commitment to the importance of transparency

Low (<50)
A lower score typically indicates one or more of the following:

  • Relatively new commitment to understanding climate-related issues
  • Limited ability to disclose known risks or potential opportunities related to climate change
  • Limited ability to measure and manage the company’s carbon footprint
  • Possible reluctance to disclose certain requested information due to commercial sensitivity
 

 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)

 

To qualify for inclusion in the CDLI for their sample, companies must:

  • Be among the top-scoring companies. The threshold for inclusion is set by the report-writer for their sample.
  • Respond to CDP using the Online Response System prior to the deadline
  • Make their response publicly available

The Global 500 CDLI 2010

Sector Company Carbon disclosure score
Consumer Discretionary News Corporation 94
  TJX Companies 94
  Panasonic 90
  Johnson Controls 87
Consumer Staples Reckitt Benckiser 93
Nestlé 92
Tesco 92
  Colgate-Palmolive 91
Kraft Foods 91
Woolworths 91
Philip Morris International 87
Wal-Mart Stores 86
Energy Hess 90
Royal Dutch Shell 89
Repsol YPF 88
Financials National Australia Bank 93
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 93
Commonwealth Bank of Australia 92
  HSBC Holdings 92
Wells Fargo & Company 89
Barclays 87
Westpac Banking 86
Health Care Bayer 95
Novo Nordisk 89
  GlaxoSmithKline 88
Industrials Siemens 98
Deutsche Post 97
  Philips Electronics 94
CSX 91
Saint-Gobain 89
Boeing 86
Information Technology Samsung Electronics 95
Cisco Systems 92
  Accenture 91
Nokia Group 91
Materials BASF 96
Lafarge 94
  Praxair 93
POSCO 90
Anglo Platinum 89
Rio Tinto 89
VALE 88
Newmont Mining 87
Telecommunications BT Group 89
Telefónica 89
Utilities Centrica 92
EDP - Energias de Portugal 90
Exelon 90
PG&E 90
Scottish & Southern Energy 90
National Grid 87

The companies in green have been in the Global 500 CDLI for three consecutive years.
The companies highlighted in orange are those that have moved into the Global 500 CDLI this year from being outside it last year (2008, 2009, 2010).

 

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The S&P 500 CDLI 2010

Sector Company Carbon disclosure score
Consumer Discretionary News Corporation 94
  TJX Companies 94
Johnson Controls 87
Darden Restaurants 84
  Carnival Corporation 80
V.F. Corporation 80
Consumer Staples Colgate-Palmolive 91
Dean Foods 91
Kraft Foods 91
Philip Morris International 87
Wal-Mart Stores 86
Sara Lee 85
  SUPERVALU 85
Brown-Forman 83
Molson Coors Brewing 83
Energy Spectra Energy 94
Hess 90
Chevron 80
Financials Comerica 92
Wells Fargo & Company 89
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 85
  Morgan Stanley 85
Hartford Financial Services 82
State Street 81
  NYSE Euronext 80
ProLogis 80
Health Care Pfizer 84
Gilead Sciences 83
Allergan 80
Industrials CSX 91
Boeing 86
Information Technology Cisco Systems 92
IBM 85
  Compuware 84
Akamai Technologies 82
EMC 82
Motorola 81
Apple Inc. 80
Materials Praxair 93
Newmont Mining 87
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 84
Ecolab 84
  MeadWestvaco 82
Air Products & Chemicals 81
  Dow Chemical 80
Telecommunications Sprint Nextel 88
AT&T 80
Utilities Consolidated Edison 96
Exelon 90
PG&E 90
Xcel Energy 89
Pepco Holdings 87
NextEra Energy 80

The companies in green have been in the Global 500 CDLI for three consecutive years.
The companies highlighted in orange are those that have moved into the Global 500 CDLI this year from being outside it last year (2008, 2009, 2010).

*NextEra Energy - formerly FPL Group

 

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The FTSE 350 CDLI 2010

Sector Company Carbon disclosure score
Consumer Discretionary TUI Travel 90
  Kingfisher 87
N Brown Group 86
British Sky Broadcasting 83
  Carnival Corporation 80
Reed Elsevier 77
Consumer Staples Reckitt Benckiser 93
Tesco 92
Unilever 82
Dairy Crest Group 79
Energy Royal Dutch Shell 89
Financials Royal Bank of Scotland Group 93
HSBC Holdings 92
Barclays 87
  Lloyds Banking Group 85
Hammerson 83
Old Mutual 82
  Standard Chartered 82
Standard Life 82
Health Care GlaxoSmithKline 88
Industrials Capita Group 87
Stagecoach Group 84
  Atkins 83
Rolls-Royce 79
  Serco Group 78
Kier Group 77
Information Technology Logica 87
Dimension Data Holdings 80
Xchanging 77
Materials Rio Tinto 89
Anglo American 85
Lonmin 77
Telecommunications BT Group 89
  Vodafone Group 83
Utilities Centrica 92
  Scottish & Southern Energy 90
  National Grid 87

The companies highlighted in green are those that have been in the FTSE 350 CDLI for three consecutive years16, demonstrating consistently high quality disclosure.
The companies highlighted in orange are those that have moved into the FTSE 350 CDLI this year.

 

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The 2009 disclosure scores for the Global 500, Europe, FTSE 350, and S&P 500 companies are used by index provider Markit to create a family of equity indices.

 

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