CDP 2018 climate change scoring methodology
The scoring methodology provides a score which assesses progress towards environmental stewardship as reported by a company's CDP response. The score assesses the level of detail and comprehensiveness of the content, as well as the company's awareness of climate change issues, management methods and progress towards action taken on climate change as reported in the response.
This methodology should be used in conjunction with the CDP climate change questionnaire guidance 2018, and the "Introduction to CDP scoring 2018" document. It is strongly recommended to familiarize yourself with the contents of both the 2018 guidance and the 2018 Scoring introduction document before using the scoring methodology. Please note that the "Introduction to scoring 2018" document contains information essential for the understanding and correct use of this scoring methodology.
Several questions are scored for Leadership (please see Question level overview tab for further details) and a minimum threshold of points must be met to achieve the Leadership band.
If maximum possible points are scored at Disclosure level, 1 Leadership point is awarded.
Status of this methodology
This methodology is intended to provide guidance to companies on how their response will be scored. In common with other scoring processes of this type, we expect to make future adjustments in light of the application of the methodology to the responses received.
“CDP reserves the right to remove, amend or alter scoring criteria as displayed in the scoring methodology at any time during the disclosure cycle, without notice or notification. Such changes will only be made in exceptional circumstances when necessary to ensure that the methodology remains fair, impartial and effective for the purpose of assessing progress towards environmental stewardship.”
CDP Climate Change Scoring Methodology 2018 - Version Control
|Version number||Release/revision date||Revision summary|
|1.1||27/04/2018||Revision to scoring criteria in questions C2.3a, C2.4a, C2.5, C4.3c, C7.9a & C12.1b|
Revision to point allocation in questions C3.1f, C4.1c, C6.3, C7.1a, C7.3a, C7.3b, C7.6, C7.6a, C7.6c, C11.2a & C14.1
|1.2||01/05/2018||Revision to scoring criteria in questions C1.2, C1.3a, C2.3a, C2.4a, C2.4b, C2.5, C4.3a, C4.1c & C7.2|
Revision to point allocation in questions C1.3a, C2.5 & C7.2
C4.1a- Revision to all criteria. Management denominator changed from 7 to 5.
C4.1b- Revision to Management criteria. Management denominator changed from 6/7 to 4/5.
C4.5a -Changed Disclosure criteria to proportional scoring
C6.4a - Added additional criteria to Awareness level: "- Any option other than "Emissions are relevant but not yet calculated", "Emissions are relevant and calculated, but not disclosed" OR "·Emissions are not evaluated" selected in either column "Relevance of Scope 2…" - 1 point ". Awareness denominator changed from 1 to 2
C8.2a - Added Management scoring criteria: "Full Awareness points have been awarded to be eligible for Management points. If: - 10% or more of...". Management denominator changed from 0 to 2
C-EU8.2e - Disclosure and Awareness critiera amended: "D and A: added 'Please note that a row is considered complete if either 'Gross electricity generation' or 'Net electricity generation' is completed"
C8.2f - Leaderhsip critiera moved to Mnagaement. Management denomnator changed from 0 to 1. Leadership denominator changed from 1 to 0
C10.1a - Additional Disclosure criteria added: "'For each scope for which 'Underway but not complete for current reporting year - first year it has taken place' has been selected ....". Additional Management criteria: "For each scope for which 'Underway but not complete for current reporting year - first year it has taken place' has been selected..."
C10.1b - Additional Disclosure criteria added: "'For each scope for which 'Underway but not complete for current reporting year - first year it has taken place' has been selected ....". Additional Management criteria: "For each scope for which 'Underway but not complete for current reporting year - first year it has taken place' has been selected..."
C10.2a - Disclosure denominator chamged from 3 to 4. Awareness criteria amended: "Rows with anything except 'Don't know' in column "Data verified"
|1.3||04/05/2018||Revision to scoring criteria in questions C1.1a, C1.2, C2.6, C4.3a, C4.3b, C6.10, C7.5, C7.6a, C7.6b, C7.6c, C8.2c, C8.2f & C10.1b|
Revision to point allocation in questions C1.3a, C7.5, C7.6a, C7.6b, C7.6c, C8.2c & C10.1b
|1.4||11/05/2018||Revision to scoring criteria in questions C4.1a, C4.1b, C4.3b and C7.2. |
Awarness criteria for C8.2c have been removed, and the question is now not scored at Awareness level.
Revision to point allocation in question C7.2.
|1.5||18/05/2018||Revision to scoring criteria in questions C2.2e, C2.6, C4.1b, C4.3b, C10.1a, C10.1b.|