CDP climate and water disclosure support – Case Study

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Courtesy of Antea Group - USA

Challenge:

After publically releasing a sustainability policy and report in 2012, a global food production and service provider elected to respond to the 2013 CDP Investor (Climate Change) and Water questionnaires.  This leader in the food industry sought the assistance of Antea Group to guide them through the first time response process to ensure stakeholders received an accurate, well-articulated interpretation of the company’s sustainability story.

Solution:

Building upon the data collection and disclosure efforts already underway at the company level, Antea Group supported our client’s disclosure preparation through the following efforts:

  1. Calculation of the company’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory using industry-accepted emission factors and based upon energy use data provided by the client.  This inventory included calculation methodology, emissions factor sources and references, three years of annual Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for each location, and consolidated corporate totals suitable for disclosure in CDP; and
  2. Preparation of CDP Investor and Water Submittals through: conducting key interviews with personnel to collect information for qualitative questions, identifying key messaging and targets to be incorporated into the response, and drafting the CDP Investor and CDP Water Disclosure reports simultaneously to ensure consistent messaging.

Result:

Our client submitted comprehensive, well-vetted responses to CDP Investor and Water Disclosure requests, aligned with other external disclosures, to present a consistent sustainability story.  Their Investor response received a score of 66 C, above average for other first time responders in 2013.   The client has asked Antea Group to continue our support of their climate and water disclosure responses through 2015.

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