CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, has announced its annual A List of top global businesses leading the way in tackling climate change. Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), Nestlé, Unilever and Danone feature on the prestigious list of 136 companies.
“We are continuously looking to drive change, and deliver business growth in a responsible and sustainable way. Scoring an A for both climate and water, and being recognised by CDP as one of the world’s leading sustainable businesses, is something we are proud of,” said Joe Franses, vice president of sustainability for CCEP.
“Reporting standards show no sign of standing still due to the rising urgency of global environmental challenges and this result is even more significant as CDP updated its scoring methodology in 2018,” he explained. “This clearly demonstrates the progress we are making to deliver our sustainability goals and challenge ourselves as a business to stretch our targets.”
This is the third consecutive year that CCEP has made CDP’s A List for climate change. However, there is no time for complacency. “We have a huge responsibility to ensure we are adapting to the pace of change and continually improve the sustainability of our entire operations,” said Franses. “There is a long road to travel but I’m confident that we will achieve our goals.”
CDP publishes annual A to D- scores on major companies acting on climate change, water security and deforestation. In 2018, more than 7,000 companies disclosed through CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology – only two per cent of those companies make the CDP A List.