This morning, CDP have released further details around their 2018 score release and 2019 timeline.
2018 Data and Scores
- 2018 public responses are now available on the CDP website
- 2018 scores will be made available to companies, investors and requesting customers on January 22, 2019. On this date CDP will provide companies with details on how to access score feedback information.
The key dates for the 2019 Disclosure cycle are as follows. Please note that specific dates will be updated on the CDP website.
||Questionnaires and preliminary version of reporting guidance available on CDP website during the week of December 17, 2018.
||Official disclosure requests sent to companies requested by investors.
||Final version of reporting guidance and scoring methodologies available on CDP website.
Official disclosure requests sent to companies requested by customers.
||Companies must submit their responses to investors and/or customers using the ORS by July 31, 2019 to be automatically eligible for scoring and inclusion in reports (where applicable).
||Scores and public responses released.
There are no significant changes to CDP’s existing questionnaires in 2019, to allow for consistency and year-on-year trend analysis, and to ensure robust ORS functionality, including the ‘copy from last year’ feature.
New Sector Questionnaire Timelines
Following a consultation held in July, the only new set of sector questions introduced in 2019 will be Metals & Mining / Coal in the forests questionnaire. This will be introduced as a pilot in 2019 and will not be scored. Further details will be provided with the release of the questionnaires later in December.
The introduction of the proposed Financial Services sector questionnaire has been postponed until 2020. During the 2019 cycle, CDP will provide Financial services specific guidance to companies in this sector to assist their disclosure.
In 2020, CDP will complete their alignment and coverage of the high-impact sectors identified by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). At that time, the following sectors will be added to the Climate Change questionnaire:
- Financial services: Banking, Insurance, Asset owners, Asset management
- Materials: Capital goods, Real estate development & management
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