Expert CDP services

Many companies use sustainability reporting frameworks such as CDP (formerly, the Carbon Disclosure Project) to communicate their sustainability performance to stakeholders including investors, clients, and customers.

Carbon Credentials’ expert CDP services can help your organisation improve corporate transparency, and use the process to  improve sustainability performance and understand climate change related business risks and opportunities.

Carbon Credentials’ approach to CDP optimisation is founded on continual improvement and engagement with key stakeholders. We work with a number of market-leading organisations including ISG, Communisis, and Inmarsat, helping them to derive significant value from of sustainability reporting, shifting the focus from improved sustainability disclosure to improved sustainability performance.

Our experience with a wide range of clients from varying sectors means that we have the proven expertise to drive best practice within your organisation.


of the FTSE 350 reported to CDP in 2017

1 in 12

of the FTSE 350 were supported by Carbon Credentials in 2017

CDP Scoring & Gap Analysis Service


  1. We take your most recent submission to the CDP (e.g. your 2018 response) and score each question against the new scoring methodology.
  2. We generate a report which identifies where you would lose points under the new scoring methodology and what additional information needs to be included.
  3. We provide a clear description of new questions and the associated scoring requirements.
  4. Recommendations are prioritised as high, medium and low.
  5. We run through the recommendations with you via phone or in person.


April or May, i.e. before you start drafting your 2019 submission.


  • Low cost, high impact engagement
  • Provides clear recommendations for your internal team improve your submission
  • Delivered by CDP experts

CDP Optimisation Service


  1. REVIEW: CDP Gap Analysis and Scoring stage informs the information request.
  2. ENGAGE: Interviews and workshops to collect information for inclusion within the submission.
  3. DRAFT: We write the response on your behalf and work collaboratively to refine the submission.
  4. SUBMIT: We input the response onto the CDP portal and, once approval is granted, submit on your behalf.
  5. PLAN: We provide a Plan Report to identify opportunities for continual improvement.


This is a longer-term engagement and usually spans from April to July.


  • End to end service maximises potential for improved performance
  • Process establishes a cycle of continual improvement in performance and CDP score
  • Delivered by CDP and engagement experts

CDP Response Check PLUS Service


  1. A check of your response prior to submission to ensure alignment to the CDP requirements, and a projection of your score for 2019.
  2. As per the CDP Gap Analysis and Scoring we provide a report identifying where points have been lost and recommendations for improvement.
  3. We typically also include a final check once amendments have been made


After you’ve completed a draft of your 2019 submission (April – July).


  • Low cost, high impact engagement
  • Provides clear recommendations for your internal team improve your submission
  • Delivered by CDP experts trained by CDP to complete Response Checks

Would you like help to improve your CDP score? Call us today on +44 (0)20 3053 6655

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