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CDP’s 2016 Climate Change Information Request
CDP’s 2016 Climate Change Information Request
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CDP works to reduce companies’ greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change
risk. In 2015, 822 investors with over US$95 trillion in assets backed CDP’s climate change
information request.
The following set of questions form CDP’s climate change information request. Companies
are asked to answer these questions in the Online Response System (ORS) provided by
CDP through its website. As such, this document is a representation of the request and
whilst the questions will remain the same, the format may differ online particularly where
drop down options and tables have been included for ease of response. Guidance is
available on the CDP website from December 2015 which details all of the options available
and provides screen shots of the ORS to aid companies in completing the request.

We request a reply to the following questions by 30 June 2016.
Please respond to the information request using our Online Response System (ORS). In early
February 2016, instructions on how to access the ORS will be sent to you by e-mail. If you are
unable to respond via the ORS, please e-mail [email protected]
. In addition to investor signatories to
the letter requesting your response which accompanies this request, you may also be asked to share
your response with the members of CDP’s supply chain program if they are your customers. In this
case, you will be notified by email in early April 2016 and asked for your approval for this.
We encourage companies to consult CDP’s 2016 climate change reporting guidance and CDP’s 2016
climate change scoring methodology at www.cdp.net/guidance, as well as use the guidance within
the ORS. Please answer the questions as comprehensively as possible. Where you do not have all
of the information requested, please respond with what you have as this is more valuable to investors
than no response at all.
We encourage companies to assess the relevance of questions in accordance with the principles of
“The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition)”
developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable
Development (www.ghgprotocol.org). According to these principles, information is relevant if it
contains the detail that users, both internal and external to the company, need for their decisionmaking.
Where questions have been amended from 2015 to 2016, this is indicated next to the relevant
questions.
Sector-specific Question Modules and Instructions
In addition to questions CC0-15 that follow, specific questions have been prepared for companies in
the Electric Utilities, Auto and Auto Component Manufacture, Oil and Gas, Information and
Communications Technology, and Food, Beverage and Tobacco sectors. This is part of a strategic
move by CDP to a more sector based approach. These modules will be presented within the ORS
and can be previewed on the CDP website. Companies with businesses in these sectors should
answer questions CC1-15 for all businesses within their consolidated boundary and provide
information specific to businesses in those sectors in answer to the additional questions.

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Introduction
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CC0. Introduction
CC0.1 Introduction
Please give a general description and introduction to your organization
CC0.2 Reporting Year
Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data
CC0.3 Country list configuration
Please select the countries for which you will be supplying data
CC0.4 Currency selection
Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response
CC0.6 Modules
Here companies can choose to respond to a sector module if this has not already been allocated to
them by CDP

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Management
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CC1. Governance
Group and Individual Responsibility
CC1.1 Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your organization?
If “Board or individual/sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board”; “Senior
Manager/Officer”; or, “Other Manager/Officer”:
CC1.1a Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this
responsibility
Individual Performance
CC1.2 Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the
attainment of targets?
If yes: CC1.2a Please provide further details on the incentives provided for the management
of climate change issues

Who is entitled to benefit from
these incentives?
The type of
incentives
Incentivized
performance indicator
Comment

CC2. Strategy
Risk Management Approach
CC2.1 Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to
climate change risks and opportunities
If “Integrated into multi-disciplinary company-wide risk management processes” or “A specific climate
change risk management process” is selected, answer questions CC2.1a – 2.1c:
CC2.1a Please provide further details on your risk management procedures with regard to
climate change risks and opportunities

Frequency of
monitoring
To whom are results
reported?
Geographical areas
considered
How far into the future
are risks considered?
Comment

CC2.1b Please describe how your risk and opportunity identification processes are applied at
both company and asset level
CC2.1c How do you prioritize the risks and opportunities identified?
If “There are no documented processes for assessing and managing risks and opportunities from
climate change” is selected:
CC2.1d Please explain why you do not have a process in place for assessing and managing
risks and opportunities from climate change, and whether you plan to introduce such
a process in the future

Main reason for not having a process Do you plan to introduce a process? Comment

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Business Strategy
CC2.2 Is climate change integrated into your business strategy?
If yes: CC2.2a Please describe the process of how climate change is integrated into your
business strategy and any outcomes of this process
If no: CC2.2b Please explain why climate change is not integrated into your business
strategy
CC2.2c Does your company use an internal price of carbon?
If yes: CC2.2d Please provide details and examples of how your company uses an internal
price of carbon
Engagement with Policy Makers
CC2.3 Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence public policy on
climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply)

Direct engagement with policy makers Trade associations
Funding research organizations Other No

If “Direct engagement with policy makers” is ticked:
CC2.3a On what issues have you been engaging directly with policy makers?

Focus of legislation Corporate position Details of engagement Proposed legislative solution

If “Trade associations” is ticked:
CC2.3b Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond
membership?
If yes: CC2.3c Please enter the details of those trade associations that are likely to take a
position on climate change legislation

Trade
association
Is your position on climate
change consistent with theirs?
Please explain the
trade association’s
position
How have you, or are you
attempting to, influence the
position

If “Funding research organizations” is ticked:
CC2.3d Do you publicly disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund?
If “Other” is ticked:
CC2.3e Please provide details of the other engagement activities that you undertake (CDP
2015 CC2.3g)

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If “Direct engagement”, “Trade associations”, “Funding research organizations” or “Other” is ticked:
CC2.3f What processes do you have in place to ensure that all of your direct and indirect
activities that influence policy are consistent with your overall climate change
strategy?
(CDP 2015 CC2.3h)
If “No” is ticked:
CC2.3g Please explain why you do not engage with policy makers (CDP 2015 CC2.3i)
CC3. Targets and Initiatives

Targets The following details are requested
for targets (in Questions CC3.1a
and CC3.1b), to be inputted in
tables in the ORS:
Scope
% of emissions in scope
% reduction from base year
Metric denominator
(intensity targets only)
Base year covered by target
Base year emissions
Target year
Is this a science-based
target?
Comment
CC3.1 Did you have an emissions reduction or
renewable energy consumption or production
target that was active (ongoing or reached
completion) in the reporting year?
(CDP 2015
CC3.1, amended)
If you have an absolute target:
CC3.1a Please provide details of your absolute
‘’’’’’’’’’’’’’’target (CDP 2015 CC3.1a, amended)
If you have an intensity target:
CC3.1b Please provide details of your intensity
target
(CDP 2015 CC3.1b, amended)
CC3.1c Please also indicate what change in
absolute emissions this intensity target
reflects

 

Direction of change
anticipated in absolute
Scope 1+2 emissions at
target completion?
% change
anticipated in
absolute Scope
1+2 emissions
Direction of change
anticipated in absolute
Scope 3 emissions at
target completion?
% change
anticipated in
absolute Scope
3 emissions
Comment

If you have a renewable energy consumption or production target:
CC3.1d Please provide details of your renewable energy consumption and/or production
target
(New for CDP 2016)

ID Energy
types
covered
by target
Base
year
Base year energy
for energy type
covered (MWh)
% renewable
energy in base
year
Target
year
% renewable
energy in target
year
Comment

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For all types of target, also:
CC3.1e For all of your targets, please provide details on the progress made in the reporting
year
(CDP 2015 CC3.1d, amended)

% complete (time) % complete (emissions or
renewable energy)
Comment

If you do not have a target:
CC3.1f Please explain: (i) why you do not have a target; and (ii) forecast how your emissions
will change over the next five years
(CDP 2015 CC3.1e)
Emissions Reduction Initiatives
CC3.2 Do you classify any of your existing goods and/or services as low carbon products or do they
enable a third party to avoid GHG emissions?
(CDP 2015 CC3.2, amended)
If yes: CC3.2a Please provide details of your products and/or services that you classify as low
carbon products or that enable a third party to avoid GHG emissions
(CDP 2015
CC3.2a, amended)

Level of
aggregation
Description
of product/
Group of
products
Are you
reporting
low carbon
product/s
or avoided
emissions?
Taxonomy, project or
methodology used to
classify product/s as
low carbon or to
calculate avoided
emissions
% revenue
from low
carbon
product/s in
the reporting
year
% R&D in low
carbon
product/s in
the reporting
year
Comment

CC3.3 Did you have emissions reduction initiatives that were active within the reporting year (this can
include those in the planning and/or implementation phases)
If yes, complete questions CC3.3a, CC3.3b and CC3.3c:
CC3.3a Please identify the total number of projects at each stage of development, and for
those in the implementation stages, the estimated CO
2e savings

Stage of development Number of projects Total estimated annual CO2e savings in
metric tonnes CO
2e (only for rows marked *)
Under investigation
To be implemented*
Implementation commenced*
Implemented*
Not to be implemented

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CC3.3b For those initiatives implemented in the reporting year, please provide details in the
table below

Activity
type
Description
of activity
Estimated
annual
CO
2e
savings
(metric
tonnes
CO
2e)
Scope Voluntary/
Mandatory
Annual
monetary
savings
(unit
currency
– as
specified
in
CC0.4)
Investment
required
(unit
currency –
as
specified
in CC0.4)
Payback
period
Estimated
lifetime of
the
initiative
Comment

CC3.3c What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities?

Method Comment

If no: CC3.3d If you do not have any emissions reduction initiatives, please explain why not
CC4. Communications
CC4.1 Have you published information about your organization’s response to climate change and
GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in places other than in your CDP
response? If so, please attach the publication(s)
(CDP 2015 CC4.1, amended)

Publication Status Page/Section
reference
Attach the
document
Comment

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Risks & Opportunities
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CC5. Climate Change Risks

CC5.1 Have you identified any inherent climate change
risks that have the potential to generate a
substantive change in your business operations,
revenue or expenditure? (Tick all that apply)
Please identify the relevant categories:
Risks driven by changes in regulation
Risks driven by changes in physical climate
parameters
Risks driven by changes in other climate
related developments
For all of the inherent risks and/or
opportunities identified, please
provide the following details in the
table provided in the ORS:
Risk/Opportunity driver
Description
Potential impact
Timeframe
Direct/Indirect
Likelihood
Magnitude of impact
Estimated financial
implications of the
risk/opportunity before
taking action
Methods you are using to
manage this
risk/opportunity
Costs associated with
these actions
Where inherent risks and/or
opportunities have not been
identified for any of the categories:
Please explain why you do not
consider your organization to be
exposed to these
risks/opportunities that have the
potential to generate a substantive
change in your business
operations, revenue or
expenditure
CC6. Climate Change Opportunities
CC6.1 Have you identified any inherent climate change
opportunities that have the potential to generate a
substantive change in your business operations,
revenue or expenditure? (Tick all that apply)
Please identify the relevant categories:
Opportunities driven by changes in regulation
Opportunities driven by changes in physical
climate parameters
Opportunities driven by changes in other
climate-related developments

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CC7. Emissions Methodology
Base year
CDP requests companies to
provide responses to questions
CC8, CC9 and CC10 for the three
years prior to the current reporting
year if you have not done so
before or if this is the first time you
have answered a CDP information
request
CC7.1 Please provide your base year and base year
emissions (Scopes 1 and 2)
(CDP 2015 CC7.1,
amended)
Use the table in the ORS to provide the following details for
Scopes 1 and 2:
Base year
Scope 1 base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)
Scope 2 location-based base year emissions (metric
tonnes CO
2e)
Scope 2 market-based base year emissions (metric
tonnes CO
2e)

Methodology
CC7.2 Please give the name of the standard, protocol or methodology you have used to collect
activity data and calculate Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions
If you have selected “Other”:
CC7.2a If you have selected “Other” in CC7.2 please provide details of the standard, protocol
or methodology you have used to collect activity data and calculate Scope 1 and
Scope 2 emissions
CC7.3 Please give the source for the global warming potentials you have used

Gas Reference

CC7.4 Please give the emissions factors you have applied and their origin; alternatively, please
attach an Excel spreadsheet with this data at the bottom of this page

Fuel/Material/Energy Emission Factor Unit Reference

 

CC8. Emissions Data
Boundary
CC8.1 Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory
Select from
Financial control
Operational control
Equity share
Other

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Scope 1 and 2 Emissions Data
CC8.2 Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e
CC8.3 Does your company have any operations in markets providing product or supplier specific data
in the form of contractual instruments?
(New for CDP 2016)
CC8.3a Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e (CDP 2015
CC8.3, amended)

Scope 2, location-based Scope 2, market-based (if applicable) Comment

CC8.4 Are there any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1
and Scope 2 emissions that are within your selected reporting boundary which are not
included in your disclosure?
If yes: CC8.4a Please provide details of the sources of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions that
are within your selected reporting boundary which are not included in your
disclosure
(CDP 2015 CC8.4a, amended)

Source Relevance of Scope
1 emissions from this
source
Relevance of
location-based Scope
2 emissions from this
source
Relevance of market
based Scope 2
emissions from this
source (if applicable)
Explain why the
source is excluded

Data Accuracy
CC8.5 Please estimate the level of uncertainty of the total gross global Scope 1 and 2 emissions
figures that you have supplied and specify the sources of uncertainty in your data gathering,
handling and calculations
(CDP 2015 CC8.5, amended)

Scope Uncertainty
range
Main sources of
uncertainty
Please expand on the
uncertainty in your data
1
2
(location-based)
2 (market-based)

External Verification or Assurance
CC8.6 Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your reported Scope 1
emissions
If Scope 1 emissions have been subject to third party verification or assurance (complete or
underway):
CC8.6a Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken for your Scope
1 emissions, and attach the relevant statements
(CDP 2015 CC8.6a, amended)

Verification
or assurance
cycle in
place
Status in the
current
reporting
year
Type of
verification
or
assurance
Attach
the
statem
ent
Page/
Section
reference
Relevant
standard
Proportion of reported
Scope 1 emissions
verified (%)

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If “No third party verification or assurance – regulatory CEMS required” is selected:
CC8.6b Please provide further details of the regulatory regime to which you are complying
that specifies the use of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)

Regulation % of emissions covered by the system Compliance period Evidence of submission

CC8.7 Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to at least one of your reported
Scope 2 emissions figures
If Scope 2 emissions have been subject to third party verification or assurance (complete or
underway):
CC8.7a Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken for your locationbased and/or market-based Scope 2 emissions, and attach the relevant statements (CDP
2015 CC8.7a, amended)

Location
based or
market
based
figure?
Verification
or
assurance
cycle in
place
Status in
the current
reporting
year
Type of
verification
or
assurance
Attach
the
statement
Page/
Section
reference
Relevant
standard
Proportion of
reported
Scope 2
emissions
verified (%)

CC8.8 Please identify if any data points have been verified as part of the third party verification work
undertaken, other than the verification of emissions figures reported in CC8.6, CC8.7 and
CC14.2

Additional data points verified Comment

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Biologically Sequestered Carbon
CC8.9 Are carbon dioxide emissions from biologically sequestered carbon relevant to your
organization?
If yes: 8.9a Please provide the emissions from biologically sequestered carbon relevant to
your organization in metric tonnes CO
2

CC9. Scope 1 Emissions Breakdown Electric utilities should report emissions by
country/region using the tables in EU2
CC9.1 Do you have Scope 1 emissions
sources in more than one
country?

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If yes: CC9.1a Please break down
your total gross global
Scope 1 emissions by
country/ region
Oil and gas sector companies are requested to provide
breakdowns of emissions by value chain segment and
activity in the OG module
ICT companies can use the sector module to respond
to CC9.2d
FBT companies can use the sector module to provide
a breakdown of their emissions by activity

 

Country/Region Scope 1 metric tonnes CO2e

CC9.2 Please indicate which other Scope 1 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all
that apply)
Where a breakdown option has been ticked, a table appears to allow you to enter the relevant
emissions data

CC10. Scope 2 Emissions Breakdown Oil and gas sector companies are
requested to provide the
breakdown of emissions by value
chain segment as shown in OG2
ICT companies can use the
sector module to respond to
CC10.2c
CC10.1 Do you have Scope 2 emissions sources in
more than one country?
If yes: CC10.1a Please break down your total gross
global Scope 2 emissions and energy
consumption by country/region
(CDP
2015 CC10.1a, amended)

 

Country/Region Scope 2,
location
based
(metric
tonnes
CO2e)
Scope 2,
market
based
(metric
tonnes
CO
2e)
Purchased and
consumed electricity,
heat, steam or cooling
(MWh)
Purchased and consumed low
carbon electricity, heat, steam or
cooling (MWh) accounted in
market-based approach

 

CC10.2 Please indicate which other Scope 2 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide
(tick all that apply)
(CDP 2015 CC10.2, amended)

 

By business division (CC10.2a) By facility (CC10.2b)
By activity (CC10.2c)

Where a breakdown option has been ticked, a table appears to allow you to enter the relevant
emissions data

By business division (CC9.2a) By facility (CC9.2b)
By GHG type (CC9.2c) By activity (CC9.2d)

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CC11. Energy
CC11.1 What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy?
CC11.2 Please state how much heat, steam, and cooling in MWh your organization has purchased
and consumed during the reporting year
(CDP 2015 CC11.2, amended)

Energy type MWh
Heat
Steam
Cooling

CC11.3 Please state how much fuel in MWh your organization has consumed (for energy purposes)
during the reporting year
(New for CDP 2016)
CC11.3a Please complete the table by breaking down the total “Fuel” figure entered above by fuel
type
(CDP 2015 CC11.3)

Fuels MWh

CC11.4 Please provide details of the electricity, heat, steam or cooling amounts that were accounted
at a low carbon emission factor in the market-based Scope 2 figure reported in CC8.3a

Basis for applying a low carbon
emission factor
MWh consumed associated with low carbon
electricity, heat, steam or cooling
Comment

CC11.5 Please report how much electricity you produce in MWh, and how much electricity you
consume in MWh
(New for CDP 2016)

Total
electricity
consumed
(MWh)
Consumed
electricity that
is purchased
(MWh)
Total
electricity
produced
(MWh)
Total renewable
electricity
produced (MWh)
Consumed renewable
electricity that is produced
by company (MWh)
Comment

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CC12. Emissions Performance
Emissions History
CC12.1 How do your gross global emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year
compare to the previous year?
If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall:
CC12.1a Please identify the reasons for any change in your gross global emissions (Scope 1
and 2 combined) and for each of them specify how your emissions compare to the
previous year
(CDP 2015 CC12.1a, amended)

Reason Emissions value (percentage) Direction of change Please
explain
and
include
calculation
Emissions reduction activities
Divestment
Acquisitions
Mergers
Change in output
Change in methodology
Change in boundary
Change in physical operating conditions
Unidentified
Other

CC12.1b Is your emissions performance calculations in CC12.1 and CC12.1a based on a
location-based Scope 2 emissions figure or a market-based Scope 2 emissions
figure?
(New for CDP 2016)
Emissions Intensity
CC12.2 Please describe your gross global combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year
in metric tonnes CO
2e per unit currency total revenue (CDP 2015 CC12.2, amended)

Intensity
figure =
Metric
numerator
(Gross
global
combined
Scope 1 and
2 emissions)
Metric
denominator:
Unit total
revenue
Scope 2
figure used
% change
from
previous year
Direction of
change from
previous year
Reason
for change
metric
tonnes
CO
2e

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CC12.3 Please provide any additional intensity (normalized) metrics that are appropriate to your
business operations
(CDP 2015 CC12.4, amended)

Intensity
figure =
Metric
numerator
(Gross
global
combined
Scope 1
and 2
emissions)
Metric
denominator
Metric
denominator
: Unit total
Scope
2
figure
used
%
change
from
previous
year
Direction
of
change
from
previous
year
Reason
for
change
ICT
companies
can use the
sector
module to
respond to
this question
metric
tonnes
CO
2e

CC13. Emissions Trading
CC13.1 Do you participate in any emissions trading schemes?
If yes: CC13.1a Please complete the following table for each of the emission trading
schemes in which you participate

Scheme
name
Period for which
data is supplied
Allowances
allocated
Allowances
purchased
Verified emissions in
metric tonnes CO
2e
Details of
ownership

And if “Yes” or “No, but we anticipate doing so within the next 2 years”:
CC13.1b What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or
anticipate participating?
CC13.2 Has your organization originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within
the reporting period?
If yes: CC13.2a Please provide details on the project-based carbon credits originated or
purchased by your organization in the reporting period

Credit
origination
or credit
purchase
Project
type
Project
identification
Verified
to which
standard
Number of
credits
(metric
tonnes
CO
2e)
Number of
credits (metric
tonnes CO
2e):
Risk adjusted
volume
Credits
cancelled
Purpose,
e.g.
compliance

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CC14. Scope 3 Emissions

CC14.1 Please account for your organization’s
Scope 3 emissions, disclosing and
explaining any exclusions
Auto-manufacturers should refer to the sector
module before completing question CC14.1

CC14.2 Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your reported Scope 3
emissions
If Scope 3 emissions have been subject to third party verification or assurance (complete or
underway):
CC14.2a Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach
the relevant statements

Verification or
assurance
cycle in place
Status in the
current
reporting year
Type of
verification or
assurance
Attach the
statement
Page/
Section
reference
Relevant
standard
Proportion of reported
Scope 3 emissions
verified (%)

 

Sources of Scope 3
emissions
Evaluation
status
metric
tonnes
CO
2e
Emissions
calculation
methodology
Percentage of
emissions calculated
using data obtained
from suppliers or
value chain partners
Explanation
Purchased goods and
services
Capital goods
Fuel-and-energy-related
activities (not
included in Scope 1 or 2)
Upstream transportation
and distribution
Waste generated in
operations
Business travel
Employee commuting
Upstream leased assets
Investments
Downstream transportation
and distribution
Processing of sold
products
Use of sold products
End of life treatment of sold
products
Downstream leased assets
Franchises
Other (upstream)
Other (downstream)

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CC14.3 Are you able to compare your Scope 3 emissions for the reporting year with those for the
previous year for any sources?
If yes: CC14.3a Please identify the reasons for any change in your Scope 3 emissions and
for each of them specify how your emissions compare to the previous year

Sources of Scope
3 emissions
Reason for
change
Emissions value
(percentage)
Direction of
change
Comment

CC14.4 Do you engage with any of the elements of your value chain on GHG emissions and climate
change strategies? (Tick all that apply)

Yes, our suppliers Yes, our customers
Yes, other partners in the value chain No, we do not engage

If “Yes, our suppliers”, “Yes, our customers” or “Yes, other partners in the value chain” is ticked:
CC14.4a Please give details of methods of engagement, your strategy for prioritizing
engagements and measures of success
And if “Yes, our suppliers” is ticked, complete questions CC14.4b and CC14.4c
CC14.4b To give a sense of scale of this engagement, please give the number of suppliers
with whom you are engaging and the proportion of your total spend that they
represent
(CDP 2015 CC14.4b, amended)

Number of suppliers % of total spend (direct and indirect) Comment

CC14.4c If you have data on your suppliers’ GHG emissions and climate change strategies,
please explain how you make use of that data

How you make use of the data Please give details

If “No, we do not engage” is ticked:
CC14.4d Please explain why you do not engage with any elements of your value chain on
GHG emissions and climate change strategies, and any plans you have to develop
an engagement strategy in the future
Sign Off
CC15.1 Please provide the following information for the person that has signed off (approved) your
CDP climate change response

Name Job title Corresponding job category

CDP’s 2016 Climate Change Information Request
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CDP has been requesting information relating to carbon and climate change on behalf of investors
since 2002. To find out more about CDP and the previous responses from other organizations,
please refer to our website at www.cdp.net.
Why is this request from a group of shareholders and lenders to a group of companies rather
than from an individual shareholder or lender to an individual company?
1. To reduce the reporting burden – one standardized request that requires one corporate response
that is then delivered by CDP to multiple investors,
2. To standardize responses and data – data is captured and presented back to investors in a
common format.
Which companies will be engaged in 2016?
Companies participating in CDP’s programs are selected using economic (market) and environmental
criteria. Please refer to our website at www.cdp.net/samples to learn more about the companies
targeted by each program and the selection criteria used.
Is there a fee for responding?
CDP is introducing a flat rate administrative fee of US$975 (or local currency equivalent, excl. VAT)
for companies responding to one or more of our investor requests on climate change, water or
forests. From 2016 the annual fee will apply to companies listed, incorporated or headquartered in
Austria, Benelux, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK or the USA.
We will introduce the fee in additional countries in the future as reporting becomes standard business
practice in them.
Your company will be exempt from the fee if (1) it has been written to in 2016 because it meets our
economic (market) or environmental criteria (referred to above) and it hasn’t participated in CDP in
the last three years, or (2) it is responding only to our supply chain request. All self-selected
companies (i.e. those that have not been requested to respond to our investor or supply chain
requests) from the countries listed above are required to pay the administrative fee whether or not
they have responded previously.
CDP is a not-for-profit organization and the administrative fee is a necessary contribution to enable
us to maintain the disclosure system in order to support growing traffic. Companies will be
automatically prompted to generate their invoice when submitting their responses through our online
platform.
What is the basis of participation and what will happen to the data received?
Companies responding to CDP’s 2016 climate change information request make no claim of
ownership in the data they submit and agree that CDP has an irrevocable license to use and copy the
responses and their contents without restriction and to authorize others to do the same. Companies
responding to CDP’s 2016 climate change information request agree that CDP is free to make use of
the data, including as described below and with respect to public responses, otherwise without
restriction whatsoever in furtherance of its charitable mission. Companies also agree that CDP will
own the databases in which the data is stored, as well as the contents of those databases.
When responding to your investors via CDP you will be given a choice as to whether your response is
made public or non-public. We strongly encourage companies to make their responses public which

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means that the response will be made publicly available from the CDP website as outlined below.
Non-public responses will not be made publicly available and will only be used as outlined below.
Public responses
Companies agree that a public response to CDP’s 2016 climate change information request will be
used by CDP in furtherance of its charitable mission and that the response may be:
1. Made available as soon as it is received by CDP to investor signatories, partners, appointed
report writers and scoring partners, selected rating agencies and any other parties that CDP
deem appropriate,
2. Made publicly available at www.cdp.net starting in October 2016 and stored and preserved on
CDP’s servers indefinitely thereafter,
3. Distributed through selected partners,
4. Compiled in CDP databases and made available in original, modified or adapted form (for a fee
or otherwise) for use by commercial and non-commercial organizations,
5. Amalgamated with information about the responding company from other public sources
including rating agencies and financial information distributors,
6. Used as a best practice example in CDP literature and research,
7. Used individually or as part of aggregate results in CDP’s reports and in any other research
conducted or commissioned by CDP,
8. Used in any other way that accords with CDP’s charitable mission.
Non-public responses
Companies agree that a non-public response to CDP’s 2016 climate change questionnaire may be:
1. Made available as soon as it is received by CDP to its signatories, partners and appointed report
writers but not to any other parties, and
2. Used in production of aggregate or anonymous statistics in any CDP reporting.
Scoring of responses
CDP and other organizations write and publish reports that include an overview of CDP responses.
Some of these reports will include a scoring of responses for the comprehensiveness of the
companies’ disclosure and on performance factors. Companies agree that their response will not be
eligible for scoring by report-writers unless it is submitted in the format prescribed by CDP.
Only the top-scoring companies that have made their response public will be eligible for recognition
as leaders based on these scoring approaches.
If a company makes a non-public response, the response may still be scored and that score may be
published. Please contact your local CDP office (see www.cdp.net/cdp-worldwide) if you want to find
out if your response will be scored.
Companies that are not automatically selected for scoring or miss the deadline can choose to request
an On-Demand score for a fee. Please email
[email protected] for more information.
What if a company wishes to change or update a response?
Submissions and revisions must be made by companies by 30 June 2016 to be scored and included
in the annual CDP reports where applicable. After this date, responses can only be amended by
CDP staff and this may incur a fee. CDP cannot guarantee that changes made after 30 June 2016
will be reflected in the reports produced.

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How can a company confirm its participation?
On receipt of the emailed request, please register via the URL provided. If you have not received the
request via e-mail please e-mail [email protected] to confirm your participation in CDP 2016.
What is the legal status of CDP?
CDP Worldwide (CDP) is a UK Registered Charity no. 1122330 and a company limited by guarantee
registered in England no. 05013650. In the US, CDP North America, Inc. has United States IRS
501(c)(3) charitable status.
CDP is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest collection globally of selfreported climate change, water and forest-risk data.
Thousands of organizations from across the world’s major economies measure and disclose their
environmental information through CDP. CDP puts this information at the heart of financial and policy
decision-making and its goal is to collect and distribute high quality information that motivates
investors, corporations and governments to take action to prevent dangerous climate change and
protect our natural resources.
Global Reporting Initiative
CDP works with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to ensure that this request and the GRI
indicators are closely aligned and complementary.
CDP Questionnaire Copyright and Licensed Use:
The copyright to CDP’s annual questionnaire/s is owned by CDP Worldwide, a registered charity
number 1122330 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England number 05013650.
Any use of any part of the questionnaire, including the questions, must be licensed by CDP. Any
unauthorized use is prohibited and CDP reserves the right to protect its copyright by all legal
means necessary.
Contact [email protected] for details of licenses and fees