Scoring is closely aligned with CDP’s mission – CDP works with market forces to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce negative impacts.

Companies responding to the full version of the CDP questionnaires will receive a score if they respond by the deadline of July 27th 2022. Companies responding to the minimum version of the questionnaire will only receive a score if they are submitting a response to customers and respond by the deadline. 

Please note that if you have been requested to disclose and do not submit a response, you will receive an ‘F’. ‘F’ indicates a failure to provide CDP with sufficient information to be evaluated and is not a reflection of your environmental stewardship.

CDP provides score reports following score release, and there are various feedback call options on offer. To find out more, please contact your local CDP office or contact us via My Support.

Scoring guidance materials

Each of CDP’s corporate questionnaires (climate change, forests and water security) has an individual scoring methodology which applies to companies submitting to investors and customers. CDP is committed to transparency and as such provides the full scoring methodology for every questionnaire online.

Before completing the corporate questionnaires, we strongly recommend you read the Scoring Introduction document which contains CDP’s scoring eligibility information, the relevant scoring methodology, and the reporting guidance for the questionnaire.

You can find the full list of our scoring guidance materials on our guidance for companies page. This includes the following guidance for each questionnaire:

  • Scoring methodologies
  • Minimum version scoring methodologies
  • Scoring methodologies changes documents
  • Scoring categories and weighting documents


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