Companies can publicise responses and the final grade scores are typically published in November.
The top companies are listed in the CDP Climate Change ‘A list’ – some 127 companies in 2019. Investors use the scores as evidence of good environmental performance. On the other hand, low performing companies are encouraged to improve environmental performance.
If you have not received a questionnaire from CDP, you are still encouraged to report and can access the 2019 questionnaires on the CDP website.
Changes and updates are made every year to capture global updates to reporting standards and practices. This way CDP ensures that the scoring criteria reflect the best practice.