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WSP Releases Guidance for Companies Responding to CDP on Climate Change in 2014
By: WSP USA
Commenting on the release of the white paper, Evan Evans, Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Energy at WSP, said: “WSP’s white paper, Making the Most of CDP Climate Change, is an insightful and actionable guide for companies preparing a response to CDP’s annual climate change information request. As a leading advisor on sustainability, energy, and climate change issues globally and a CDP-accredited consultancy partner in the US, WSP provides pragmatic guidance on navigating the CDP response process based on our experience supporting over 30 company submissions each year.” Download white paper at http://www.wspgroup.com/
WSP’s support of clients responding to CDP’s climate change information request includes managing GHG emissions, evaluating climate change risks and opportunities, developing response content, and reviewing draft responses before they are submitted to CDP. As in previous years, WSP is pleased to see the strong performance of its clients highlighted in CDP’s 2013 Global 500 and S&P 500 reports. The average disclosure score of WSP’s US-based clients in 2013 was 92, while the average disclosure score for the S&P 500 was 76. Additionally, 11 companies were recognized in all four Global 500 and S&P 500 leadership indices; WSP has provided GHG or CDP support to seven of those 11 companies. Four additional WSP clients were recognized in three of the leadership indices.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization that is working to transform the way companies respond to the issues of climate change and natural resource degradation. Backed by 767 institutional investors with $92 trillion in assets under management during the 2014 disclosure cycle, CDP holds the largest collection of company reported climate change, forest, and water data in the world, resulting from information requests sent by the organization to thousands of companies each year. In 2013, over 4,500 companies responded to CDP’s climate change information request including 81% of the Global 500 and 69% of the S&P 500.
WSP was recently selected as a CDP accredited consultancy partner in the US for a fourth year. As a specialist consultancy in sustainability, energy, and climate change issues, CDP has identified WSP as an accredited partner to help reporting organizations navigate the CDP response process: www.cdp.net/
About WSP USA: Headquartered in New York City, WSP USA has more than 1,000 staff in 35 offices across the U.S. Globally, WSP is a leading engineering, design, and environmental consultancy with approximately 15,000 employees working in more than 300 offices spanning 35 countries. For more information on WSP USA, visit www.wspgroup.com/
About CDP: CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share vital environmental information. Over 4,500 organizations across the world’s largest economies disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and impact on natural resources through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water, and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net to find out more.