The key dates for the 2019 disclosure cycle are as follows:
|February 2019||Official disclosure requests sent to companies requested by investors.|
|March 2019||Final version of the reporting guidance is available on our guidance page.
Scoring methodologies are available on our guidance page, too.
|April 2019||Official disclosure requests sent to companies requested by customers.
Online Response System (ORS) opens. Expected week commencing April 8, 2019.
(Week commencing April 1 for states and regions; week commencing April 15 for cities.)
|July 2019||Companies must submit their response to investors and/or customers using the ORS by July 31, 2019 to be automatically eligible for scoring and inclusion in reports (where applicable).|
|late 2019||Scores and public responses released.|
*Note: We will be updating this page on an ongoing basis with the latest information.
We will not be making any significant changes to our existing questionnaires to allow for consistency and year-on-year trend analysis and to ensure robust ORS functionality, including the ‘copy from last year’ feature. Visit our guidance & questionnaires page for the latest information.
Following a consultation held in July, the only new set of sector questions introduced in 2019 will be metals & mining / coal in the forests questionnaire. This will be introduced as a pilot in 2019 and will not be scored. Further details will be provided with the release of the questionnaires later in December.
The introduction of the proposed financial services sector questionnaire has been postponed until 2020. During the 2019 cycle we will provide specific guidance to companies in the financial services sector to assist their disclosure.
In 2020, we will complete our alignment and coverage of the high-impact sectors identified by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). We will add the following sectors to the climate change questionnaire:
If you are a discloser and have questions on any aspects of the CDP disclosure cycle, please contact your regional CDP contact.