South Pole supports organisations with questionnaire completion in line with the most recent changes in each of the CDP programmes. This gives insights into improving environmental performance and moving towards climate leadership.
The CDP (formerly the "Carbon Disclosure Project") global disclosure system enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage environmental impacts. This information is particularly significant for companies because institutional investors use disclosed data to inform their decision making, while big corporations take the information into account to analyse and engage with their supply chain.
Measure + Disclose:
Reduction of climate impacts and risks in line with science:
Financing the transition to a low-carbon economy:
South Pole supports these recommendations for climate action by offering companies concrete solutions for climate leadership, which help you to boost your CDP performance.
|CDP questions||South Pole solutions|
|C3.1||Business strategy: Does your organisation use climate-related scenario analysis to inform your business strategy?|
Targets & performance:
Do you use a Science Based Target?
Do you purchase low-carbon energy?
|C11.2||Project-based carbon credits|
TCFD disclosure and supply chain
Our Climate Leadership Journey supports you from assessing your ecological footprint through strategy development to the implementation of real measures for climate protection.
We support companies to scale up efforts to reduce their GHG emissions in line with scientific recommendations and to protect natural resources, such as water and forests, while supporting sustainable livelihoods. Your CDP reporting is a decisive step on that journey. Whilst reporting to CDP has become mainstream, companies can benefit from working with South Pole in three main ways:
South Pole has scored over 1,300 company responses in CDP's water and forest programme. Based on our scoring expertise we offer a simple 3-step approach to understand your CDP scoring results and to improve the transparency and quality of your CDP response.
South Pole's gap analysis examines your previous year's questionnaire to identify main response gaps in comparison to the most recent CDP scoring methodology and guidance.
South Pole prepares a draft version of the full CDP climate change questionnaire for your review. In a further step, South Pole finalises the questionnaire and incorporates any necessary changes.
We score your 2020 CDP questionnaire by applying the 2020 CDP scoring methodology to estimate the potential final score. A scoring simulation is recommended to understand at question level where your company could be losing most of its points.
Improve the quality and transparency of your CDP response with us:
#OurClimateJourney is yours too. Talk to us about getting started on your Climate Journey today.
SwissRe improved their score from a C to an A-
Our vision for a better tomorrow is to make the world more resilient. We contribute to this future by enabling sustainable progress. Swiss Re discloses information on our sustainability activities in our Sustainability Report and using frameworks as the TCFD or CDP, to be accountable to our stakeholders. South Pole's support on the CDP questionnaire, specifically the "score simulation", "gap analysis" and "questionnaire support" has been helpful for understanding where we are now and how we can further improve our climate-related reporting, and increase transparency.
SwissLife improved their score from a C to a B-
Swiss Life views corporate responsibility as an integral part of its corporate management. We aim to act sustainably and responsibly in our fields of activity. CDP reporting is important to achieve this goal because in order to enable change, we must first really understand our current challenges. That is why we feel inspired to continuously improve our CDP scores. South Pole's “score simulation" support has been helpful for understanding where we are now and how we can further improve through concrete actions."