CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index 2013

Sector Company Disclosure
score
Performance Consecutive
years in the
CDLI
Consumer Discretionary BMW 100 A 3
Daimler 100 A 2
Royal Philips 100 A- 3
General Motors 100 A- 1
Honda Motor 99 A 2
Volkswagen 99 A 1
Home Depot 99 A- 2
Nissan Motor 99 A 1
Las Vegas Sands 98 A- 1
TJX Companies 98 B 2
News Corporation 97 A- 4
Consumer Staples Nestlé 100 A 4
  Colgate Palmolive 99 B 1
  Reckitt Benckiser 99 B 1
  Diageo 98 A 2
  Philip Morris International 97 B 1
Energy Spectra Energy 98 A 2
Repsol 98 B 2
Chevron 97 A- 1
Hess 97 B 5
Financials BNY Mellon 100 A 1
  Bank of America 98 A 1
  Goldman Sachs 98 A 2
  Marsh & McLennan 98 B 1
  Simon Property Group 98 B 1
  HSBC 97 A 1
  HCP 97 A- 1
  Allianz 97 B 3
Healthcare Bayer 99 A- 6
GlaxoSmithKline 98 A 1
Johnson & Johnson 98 A- 1
United Health Group 98 B 1
Sanofi 97 A- 1
Industrials Eaton 100 A- 1
  UPS 99 A- 3
  Raytheon 98 A 1
  Deutsche Post 98 B 4
  Union Pacific 98 B 1
  Schneider Electric 97 A 1
  EADS 97 B 1
Information Technology Cisco Systems 100 A 5
Hewlett-Packard 99 A 1
Samsung 99 A 1
SAP 98 A 1
Adobe Systems 97 A 1
EMC 97 A 1
Materials BASF 100 A- 6
  Air Products & Chemicals 99 B 3
  Ecolab 98 A 1
  Kumba Iron Ore 98 B 1
  Praxair 98
  Vale 98 B 1
  POSCO 97 B 2
Telecommunication Services Swisscom 97 A 1
Utilities Gas Natural SDG 100 A 2
  Iberdrola 99 B 2
  Exelon 98 A 2
  Endesa 98 B 1
  National Grid 98 B 1
  Centrica 97 B 6

CDP Climate Disclosure Leadership Indices 2013

How the CDLI is created

 

 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 covers issues such as:

  • The extent to which a company measures its carbon emissions
  • The comprehensiveness of the information that it provides on climate-related actions
  • The depth of information given on the issues climate change presents to the business
  • Whether a company uses a third party for external verification of its data in order to promote greater confidence and usage of the data.

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 climate 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 climate disclosure score represent?

 

Generally, companies scoring within a particular range suggest levels of commitment to, and experience of, climate 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)
Senior management understand the business issues related to climate change and are building climate related risks and opportunities into core business.

Midrange (50–70)
Increased understanding and measurement of company-specific risks and opportunities related to climate change.

Low (<50)
Limited or restricted ability to measure and disclose climate related risks, opportunities and overall carbon emissions.

 

 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) 2013

 

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.
  • Make their response publicly available.

Previous CDLI rankings

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