Our annual A List names the world's businesses leading on environmental performance. Last year, we recognized 160 corporates as the pioneers acting on climate change, water security and deforestation, and building our new sustainable economy that works for both people and planet.
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By scoring businesses from A to D-, we take organizations on a journey through disclosure to awareness, management, and finally to leadership. In 2017, CDP has set the bar even higher raising our A-score threshold and making the top spot more competitive and more coveted than ever before.
CDP's scores highlight increased corporate transparency and measurement of environmental action across the board, with the number of companies reporting to CDP's investor program rising 33% since 2013. Reporting companies now represent 56% of global market capitalization.
The Climate A List was established in 2011 and introduced for water and forests in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Because CDP’s climate program is more established, it has proportionately more responding companies, with more therefore achieving an A score in climate. A significantly smaller pool of organizations is asked to respond on forests and water. Where relevant, we encourage companies to disclose to all programs 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 prioritise 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.