This week CDP released scores for its 2020 Climate Change disclosures. A record-breaking 9,600+ companies disclosed through CDP in 2020, a 70% increase since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 and 14% up on last year.
Greenstone would like to congratulate its clients and partners who have worked hard to improve or maintain their score from last year, and those who were included on the prestigious CDP ‘A List’.
CDP A List
Over 300 companies (including Greenstone’s clients Fujitsu and Sopra Steria) have been named on this year’s A List by CDP. This is a major increase on last year, despite the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.
The A List showcases the companies leading on environmental transparency and action, based on their annual disclosure through CDP’s climate change, forests and water security questionnaires. This year has seen a major increase (45% up on last year) in the number of companies achieving an A score, with increases across all three themes that CDP assesses. Along with the high levels of disclosure, this shows growing environmental awareness among the business world in 2020.
Companies are asked to disclose through CDP by their customers and investors. By completing CDP's questionnaires on climate change, forests and water security, companies will identify ways to help them manage their own environmental risks and opportunities as well as providing vital information back to their customers and investors, and to the market through research, insights and financial products and services.
Greenstone’s CDP reporting software
Greenstone is a Gold Accredited CDP software partner. Greenstone’s global sustainability management software has been designed to meet the requirements of CDP reporting and has a suite of dedicated tools to streamline the process. This includes GHG Protocol aligned data collection covering Scope 1, 2 & 3, climate change risks and opportunities, and an initiatives savings functionality for analysing savings against targets.
Using Greenstone’s software companies can:
- Define bespoke question sets from a range of reporting frameworks, including CDP, SASB, GRI and SDGs
- Collect data and supporting information across a diverse organization
- Consolidate data into internal and external reporting templates
As well as software, Greenstone provides its clients with support services to help them improve their reporting and achieve their broader sustainability goals. With in-depth knowledge of the CDP reporting system, our team of industry experts work closely with our clients through the whole process to ensure they submit a robust, clear and complete CDP response.
“At Fujitsu we take our environmental responsibilities seriously and our long-standing partnership with Greenstone, and its software, has enabled us to report and evolve our non-financial reporting with accuracy and confidence.“
Juliet Silvester, Head of Responsible Business at Fujitsu EMEIA
“Greenstone’s dedicated team of consultants is committed to helping us improve our data collection and reporting. If we need help or advice, they are always at hand with a focussed and timely response.”
Head of Environmental Sustainability, Sopra Steria