Leadership indexes and the CDP 2010 disclosure and performance scores

 
 

 Overview

 

Scoring is applied to most of the company responses to CDP, which are assessed for their level of disclosure. A high carbon disclosure score would indicate a comprehensive response. The response would tend to show clear consideration of business-specific risks and potential opportunities related to climate change and good internal data management practices for understanding GHG emissions. However, the disclosure score does not reflect a company’s actions on climate change mitigation.

Following a pilot project in 2009, the carbon performance score was introduced in 2010 to complement the disclosure score and recognize companies that are taking positive measures on climate change mitigation. CDP acknowledges that the performance scoring process is evolving and recommends that investors review individual company disclosures in addition to performance rankings in order to gain the most comprehensive understanding of company performance.

Companies with the top scores for disclosure qualify to be listed in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for their sample – their group based on market capitalization e.g. the Nordic 200. Top-scoring companies for performance qualify to be listed in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). To qualify for inclusion in either leadership index, a company also has to make its response public. Both scores are based solely on information in CDP responses.

 

 CDP 2010 scoring methodology

 

Company responses have been assessed according to a set of criteria in the CDP 2010 scoring methodology, which was developed in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers and other report writers. This was previously known as the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) methodology.

 

 Top companies recognized on both CDLI and CPLI

 

Please read the pages on disclosure and performance scores to understand the limitations of the assessments.

Global 500: Top companies recognized on both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index
The companies highlighted in green are those that have been in the Global 500 CDLI for three consecutive years.

Company Carbon disclosure score Carbon performance score Sector
Siemens 98 A Industrials
Deutsche Post 97 A Industrials
BASF 96 A Materials
Bayer 95 A Health Care
Samsung Electronics 95 A Information Technology
Lafarge 94 A Materials
News Corporation 94 A Consumer Discretionary
Philips Electronics 94 A Industrials
National Australia Bank 93 A Financials
Praxair  93 A Materials
Reckitt Benckiser 93 A Consumer Staples
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 93 A Financials

 

S&P 500: Top 10 companies recognized on both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index
Company Carbon disclosure score Carbon performance score Sector
Consolidated Edison 96 A Utilities
News Corporation 94 A Consumer Discretionary
Spectra Energy 94 A Energy
Praxair 93 A Materials
Cisco Systems 92 A Information Technology
Dean Foods 91 A Consumer Staples
CSX 91 A Industrials
Exelon 90 A Utilities
PG&E 90 A Utilities
Xcel Energy 89 A Utilities

 

FTSE 350: Top companies recognized on both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index
Company Carbon disclosure score Carbon performance score Sector
Reckitt Benckiser 93 A Consumer Staples
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 93 A Financials
HSBC Holdings 92 A Financials
Tesco 92 A Consumer Staples
Scottish & Southern Energy 90 A Utilities
BT Group 89 A Telecommunications
Royal Dutch Shell 89 A Energy
Barclays 87 A Financials
Kingfisher 87 A Consumer Discretionary
National Grid 87 A Utilities
Atkins 83 A Industrials
Rolls-Royce 79 A Industrials

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