Our annual A List names the world's businesses leading on environmental performance. This year, we recognize more than 150 corporates as the pioneers acting on climate change, water security and deforestation, and building our future economy: one that works for both people and planet.
By scoring businesses from A to D-, we take organizations on a journey through disclosure to awareness, management, and finally to leadership. In 2018, CDP initiated a process to evolve our approach to disclosure and update our scoring methodology in response to market needs and the rising urgency of the environmental challenges the world faces.
CDP scoring drives corporate transparency and the measurement of environmental action. In 2018, over 7,000 companies disclosed through CDP – an 11% increase on the previous year. Reporting companies now represent over 50% of global market capitalization.
The Climate A List was established in 2011 and introduced for water and forests in 2015 and 2016 respectively. A significantly smaller pool of organizations is asked to respond on forests and water than climate, and as such we have more companies responding and receiving an A score for climate. Where relevant, we encourage companies to disclose across all three to achieve double or triple A status. An ‘F’ indicates a failure to provide sufficient information to be evaluated.
Forest cell with * = Through CDP’s forests questionnaire companies might not disclose on all the four commodities either because they are not relevant to their business or because they prioritize reporting on specific commodities. We strongly encourage all companies to report in future on all the commodities present in their operations and/or supply chains.