CDP’s questionnaires, guidance and scoring methodology provide a guide towards best practices in environmental management for companies. The CDP roadmap provides a snapshot of actions companies are taking at each stage of this journey towards environmental excellence.
Some key determinants of an organization’s progress through best practices in environmental action are:
Refer to CDP’s guidance documents for an overview of question pathways as well as details on what information to provide.
Please note that the information below is intended as a guide, rather than an exhaustive list of requirements to reach each stage. For any specific questions not covered by this guidance, please contact us.
Stage 1 is the starting point of an organization’s journey towards environmental action. At this stage, organizations
CDP offers solutions and support suitable for gaps common at this stage. Stage 1 organizations may benefit from:
Organizations at stage 2 are beginning to understand their impact on the environment and are taking first steps towards action, such as target-setting and climate-risk identification. At this point, organizations:
CDP offer solutions and support suitable for issues common at this stage. Developing organizations may benefit from:
Climate change is fully integrated into these businesses’ strategies with specific and detailed plans of action, and demonstrable progress. At this stage, organizations usually:
CDP offer solutions and support suitable for companies at this stage. Mature organizations may benefit from:
These companies are climate leaders with board-level oversight, approved science-based targets for emissions reductions and leading environmental stewardship at every organizational level. At this stage, organizations usually have:
Organizations at the best practice stage may benefit from: