"The Carbon Disclosure Project is to the future of business what the X-ray was to the then future of medicine. Without it we would never see the inside of the patient’s health."
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
"The work of the Carbon Disclosure Project is crucial to the success of global business in the 21st century... helping persuade companies throughout the world to measure, manage, disclose and ultimately reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. No other organization is gathering this type of corporate climate change data and providing it to the marketplace."
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General, United Nations
"The increasing participation of developing country companies in the CDP is a positive and essential development in our quest to curb global emissions. Companies that analyze their emission profiles will be in a better position to manage them and adapt to new circumstances. The World Bank Group wants to lead by example. In 2009, we began to report our own global corporate emissions to the CDP."
Robert Zoellick, President, World Bank Group
"The work done by the Carbon Disclosure Project has helped strengthen responsible business practices... CDP performance scores help measure corporations’ actual performance in responding to and reducing their contributions to climate change."
Jerzy Buzek, President, European Parliament
"The EU’s long-term goal is to cut emissions by 80-95% by 2050. This
process will eventually impact on companies big and small across all sectors.
Joining the Carbon Disclosure Project is a way for businesses to prepare
themselves for this transition - and maximise their chances of profiting from
Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission
"It is encouraging to see in the CDP Water Disclosure Report that many corporations have already started taking concrete measures. But we must facilitate this process by developing appropriate standards and tools to measure corporate water use and impacts across the whole supply chain."
Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
"Through CDP, we could let the outside world know more about what has been done in terms of CSR and saving energy and combating climate change by Chinese companies. I wish CDP’s success in China."
Long Yingbin, Division Chief, Bureau of Foreign Affairs, China
"Here, the capital market is of great importance and it is extremely important for investors to take account of climate change in their decision-making. I wish the Carbon Disclosure Project success with its further efforts both in Germany and worldwide."
Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
"Before CDP, we had no comprehensive data on corporate greenhouse gas. But with CDP, policymakers, investors and companies can take better informed decisions."
Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister, Sweden
"Through CDP, large buyers, such as Her Majesty’s Government and large multinational companies, are working together to set a good example in their procurement practices. Together they send a strong message to suppliers that it is in their interest to reduce their carbon footprint. This is crucial for a transition to a low carbon economy."
Henry Bellingham, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
"Congratulations on the success of the Carbon Disclosure Project. The project demonstrates that many investors have a very comprehensive view of their fiduciary responsibilities to invest prudently, consistent with strong emphasis on improved corporate and investor governance."
Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, UK
"Being open, being encouraged to be open, leads to changes in behaviour. That’s what the Carbon Disclosure Project is all about."
Lord Chris Smith, Chairman, Environment Agency, UK
"The City of New York joins the world’s leading corporations in providing a complete, accurate accounting of its carbon emissions, the strategies it is employing to mitigate those emissions and the results of its efforts through CDP. This partnership between the world’s major corporations and increasingly, its cities, highlights the importance of the cooperative action needed to successfully counter climate change."
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City, USA
"The Carbon Disclosure Project is vital and we have got to get everyone involved."
Bill Clinton, Former President, USA
"I congratulate the Carbon Disclosure Project on its efforts to place climate change at the forefront of financial and policy decision-making... Information from the Carbon Disclosure Project will help drive Australia’s transition to a low carbon economy, assist investors and companies to benchmark the climate change performance of companies against their peers, and accelerate the adoption of emission reduction activities."
Greg Combet, Australian Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency