FAQ: What are CDP reports?

A CDP report is a comprehensive report that cities and organisations undertake as part of a global CDP (previously known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) initiative. The CDP report is used to calculate an organisation or a city’s CDP score, which is a rating of its environmental impact and risks, assessing all progress towards its sustainability goals. Companies and cities are scored on a scale of 0-100 based on the quality and quantity of their environmental disclosure, and the results are used to benchmark their performance against their peers and to drive improvements in sustainability practices globally. A CDP report records a range of key sustainability factors, including energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water management and deforestation. A CDP report follows a universal framework, ensuring that the results are standardised, transparent and accurate, helping to inform future sustainability targets and actions.