Companies can disclose in response to a request from an investor, a customer, or both. This page covers the basics of the information request and shows some of the guidance that is available. A full suite of support, guidance documents and webinars can be accessed through your dashboard when you log in and activate your questionnaire(s).
Investors and customers can request information from companies through CDP's climate change, forests, and water security questionnaires. Take a look at the latest questionnaires to see what questions you will be asked to respond to this year.
CDP provides guidance that explains each question in detail and describes what information to provide, the required format, and where to find tools or further information to construct your answer.
CDP uses the scoring methodology to incentivize companies to measure and manage environmental impacts through participation in CDP’s climate change, forests, water security and supply chain programs. Each of CDP’s questionnaires (climate change, forests, and water security) has an individual scoring methodology.
Maintaining CDP’s reputation as an independent and unbiased provider of high quality information is of paramount importance. Read our policy on conflicts of interest for more information.
The scoring of CDPs questionnaires is conducted by accredited scoring partners trained by CDP. CDP’s internal scoring team coordinate and collate all scores and run data quality checks and quality assurance processes to ensure that scoring standards are aligned between samples and scoring partners.