CDP Carbon Disclosure Project

CDP accredited consultancy and verification

Disclosing through CDP

As a gold accredited provider with CDP we can help you prepare a comprehensive submission and improve your score.

Why choose EcoAct.

EcoAct is committed to making a difference by assisting businesses in addressing climate and environmental challenges while boosting commercial performance.

Esperienza consolidata.

Da più di 18 anni lavoriamo con clienti di tutti i settori industriali per aiutarli a realizzare le loro ambizioni in materia di clima.

Competenze uniche.

Ogni membro del team è dotato di un ventaglio di competenze e conoscenze proprie dei suoi settori di specializzazione.

Un team internazionale.

Una rete internazionale di collaboratori EcoAct in otto paesi: Italia, Francia, Regno Unito, Spagna, Stati Uniti, Canada, Germania e Kenya.

CDP works on behalf of institutional investors and requests companies to disclose their climate change risks, carbon emissions, water use and forestry information.

As a CDP Gold accredited partner, we can help you prepare a comprehensive CDP submission. Assessing and quantifying climate risk at both a strategic and operational level across the organisation, calculating emissions and analysing water use from your operations as well as providing overall support with the submission process. We offer a free of charge ‘CDP Response Check’ to identify areas of improvement. Our approach to CDP is devised to reduce internal time and resource, help you to maximise your score, and improve performance against your peers.

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What are the CDP questionnaires?

CDP currently has four categories of questionnaire for submission. Here is a brief summary of each.

  • Climate Change Questionnaire: Requires disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and climate risk.
  • Supply Chain Questionnaire: Similar to the Climate Change Questionnaire, but the supply chain questionnaire is targeted at companies that are part of corporate supply chains.
  • Water Questionnaire: Assessment of existing and future water risk, water strategy and water use information including relevant water reduction targets.
  • Forests Questionnaire: Assessment of deforestation related activities / commodities including timber, palm oil, cattle products and soy.
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Why CDP reporting matters

CDP’s global environmental data disclosure is crucial for climate action. With the most comprehensive dataset, it aids sustainability efforts and monitors progress.

Reporting through CDP benefits by safeguarding reputation, enhancing competitiveness, identifying potential risks and opportunities, and tracking progress against industry standards. It also aligns with growing mandatory disclosure trends. Using CDP can also put your company ahead of regulatory requirements.

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EcoAct provided us with invaluable help for our CDP response this year and were very accommodating with our extra requirements. It was a pleasure working with them

Sustainability Manager, Compass Group

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Other Net-Zero Services

Sustainability Software & Systems

Carbon and energy accounting and sustainability tools are built specifically to gather, manage and process large quantities of data.

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Environmental Legislative Compliance

The environmental policy landscape is changing. We can help you to unravel and comply with the regulatory demands on your business.

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Reporting Frameworks

At present the main regulations impacting business are the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting initiative (SECR) and the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

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Science-based targets

Science-based targets (SBTs) are emission reductions targets aligned with the rate of decarbonisation required by science to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

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The 2023 CDP Factsheet

With over 18,700 companies, cities, states and regions now disclosing to CDP, it is one of the most comprehensive and widely-used sustainability reporting platforms in the world

For all the 2023 updates, timelines and the future of CDP, download your copy of the 2023 CDP Factsheet today.


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Key questions on CDP Reporting

How does CDP's scoring work?

A CDP score offers a quick overview of a company’s disclosure and environmental performance. Taking meaningful environmental measures starts with a precise and open evaluation of one’s environmental impact and progress, a process facilitated by CDP scoring. These scores reveal to organisations and their interested parties their position on the path to achieving a future aligned with 1.5 degrees, free from deforestation, and secure in terms of water resources. When companies disclose their data consistently over several years, they can gain insights into the trajectory of their environmental progress.

Is CDP's questionnaire aligned with the ISSB's climate disclosure standard (IFRS S2)?

Yes, and from 2024 it will reflect the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework, encouraging more companies to report across both climate and nature matters. CDP has also committed to reflecting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s upcoming climate disclosure rule and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) in its disclosure system.

What can be done now to improve your CDP score for next year?

Once you’ve identified the gaps in your CDP response, the next step is taking action. Sustainability is not just about mitigating risks, it’s also about capitalising on opportunities. Starting early with your CDP efforts enables you to identify areas where you can enhance your sustainability performance and create value. Whether it’s optimising energy efficiency and reducing costs, exploring low-carbon products or accessing new markets, a proactive approach allows you to align sustainability goals with business strategies and gain a competitive edge.

How many companies have disclosed to CDP?

In 2023, a record-breaking 23,000 global companies, including listed companies representing over two-thirds of market capitaliSation, reported environmental data through CDP.