The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent, business-oriented, not-for-profit organization which measures, discloses, manages and shares environmental information with the goals of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and promoting the sustainable use of water by businesses and cities. The 2012 editions of its three annual reports, released on September 12, are published “on behalf of 655 investors with assets of US$ 78 trillion”. The reports use voluntary responses to a CDP questionnaire to measure, analyze and score corporate efforts at carbon emissions reduction via a CDI Leadership Index. The reports provide information by sector, with ranked lists by company name. Top performing global companies are: Bayer, Nestle, BASF, BMW, and Gas Natural SDG. Among the 10 largest (by market cap) companies which did not respond to the CDP request for information: Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Royal Bank of Canada, Caterpillar, and Amazon.com.
The Carbon Disclosure Project website is at: https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Pages/HomePage.aspx
CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2012: Business resilience in an uncertain, resource-constrained world is at: https://www.cdproject.net/CDPResults/CDP-Global-500-Climate-Change-Report-2012.pdf (see intro at ) https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Pages/global500.aspx
CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2012 (U.S. companies) is at https://www.cdproject.net/CDPResults/CDP-SP500-2012.pdf
Measurement for Management: CDP Cities 2012 Global Report is available at: https://www.cdproject.net/CDPResults/CDP-Cities-2012-Global-Report.pdf