This article was updated on 15/04/2020 to reflect changes made to the 2020 Disclosure Cycle timeline in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

A little later than usual, CDP have now released dates for publication of the 2019 disclosure scores, as well as timelines for the 2020 disclosure cycle.

You can find out how to improve your CDP score with Ecometrica below.

2019 Disclosure Cycle

  • Climate Change scores: January 20th, 2020
  • Forests and Water Security scores: February 3rd, 2020
  • Supplier Engagement Rating: February 4th, 2020

 

Companies achieving 2019 A-List status will be notified before the general score release.

2020 Disclosure Cycle

Date Description

December 2019

2020 questionnaires and preliminary version of the reporting guidance available on the CDP website in mid-December.

March 2020

Official disclosure requests sent to companies requested by investors.

April 2020

Online Response System (ORS) will open in the week commencing April 13th, 2020.

August 2020

Companies must submit their responses to investors and/or customers using the ORS by Aug 26th, 2020 to be eligible for scoring and inclusion in reports (where applicable).

Further dates for the 2020 Disclosure Cycle will be made available on the CDP website once known. 

In 2019, the only new sector questions introduced were for Metals & Mining / Coal, piloted in the forests questionnaire.

For the 2020 reporting cycle, the CDP questionnaires are aiming to have complete sector alignment with the TCFD (Taskforce for Climate related Financial Disclosure). There will also be a new specific questionnaire within CDP Climate Change for the Financial Services (FS) sector. The addition of the new FS sector questions aims to move the sector from purely operationally focussed emissions reporting, towards reporting indirect financial impacts. The FS questions will be focussed on activities within banking, insurance, asset ownership and asset management. 

As CDP are still aligning to the TCFD recommendations, no major changes are expected to the other disclosure questionnaires in 2020. 


Ecometrica’s CDP Score Optimisation and Response Service

CDP’s voluntary disclosure schemes are amongst the most notable and credible sustainability reporting initiatives, which is why Ecometrica has been a CDP Gold Software Partner since 2013. Along with providing award-winning software for organisations to record, manage and report sustainability metrics simply and efficiently, Ecometrica is able to offer consulting support for the qualitative elements of CDP and related reporting schemes. We act as an expert third party to review your disclosure before submission, a service designed to improve completeness of disclosure and review the quality of reporting, resulting in a higher CDP score and ranking.

Hundreds of companies are already working with us, so why not join them, and make sure you get the best possible CDP disclosure scores in 2020? We’ve helped so many companies to improve their year-on-year performance that we’ve lost count. 

Find out more about how the Ecometrica Platform can improve your CDP scores.

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