CDP works to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change and protect our natural resources. CDP sees the world where capital is efficiently allocated to create long-term prosperity rather than short-term gain at the expense of our environment.
Evidence and insight is vital to driving real change. CDP uses the power of measurement and information disclosure to improve the management of environmental risk. By leveraging market forces including shareholders, customers and governments, CDP has incentivized thousands of companies and cities across the world’s largest economies to measure and disclose their environmental information. CDP puts this information at the heart of business, investment and policy decision-making.
CDP is a not-for-profit organization operating worldwide supervised by a UK-regulated charity. CDP’s process is designed to reduce the reporting burden for all companies by allowing companies to report once to many, through CDP, and thereby avoid numerous requests for information from private companies.
Launched in London in 2000, CDP has the world's most extensive environmental reporting system and holds the world's largest institutional climate change, water, urban sustainability and forest-risk data. Through CDP’s global system companies, investors and cities are better able to mitigate risk, capitalize on opportunities and make investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world. By 2022, CDP is acting on behalf of over 680 investors representing $130 trillion in assets. CDP, initiated to collect and share information that will enable companies, investors and governments to take measures against climate change threats, makes approximately 18,700 institutions voluntarily disclose to the public and investors about greenhouse gas emissions, climate change strategies and sustainable water use through CDP platform. Data collected on behalf of investors are used in business, investment and policy-making processes with the help of analyses and reports prepared by CDP.
CDP has been active all over the world not only with its main programs but also with its campaign and environmental actions. CDP works with other leading environmental organizations in partnership such as the United Nations' environmental organizations and projects (such as UNPRI, UNEP) Caring for Climate, WWF, WBCSD, CDSB, Integrated Reporting, WRI and ISSB, and supports all enterprises and organizations, especially environment-related ones, as a leading authority. In 2018, CDP made sure that CDP datas are in line with TCFD. By 2022, CDP started to adapt its questionnaires to ISSB standards.
The environmental data of Borsa Istanbul Sustainability Index is collected with reference to the CDP. In the context of CDP's cooperation with the Global Reporting Initiative, environmental questions were paired with CDP questionnaire. CDP is one of the leaders of the "Portfolio Decarbonisation" movement that launched in particular before the Paris process (COP21). CDP is also one of the leading institutions of "We Mean Business" campaign. Within this campaign, hundreds of leading companies have already took action to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set by governments in Paris, making commitments under many different environmental topics. The scope of the campaign continues to expand rapidly.
- Climate Change Program
Fighting climate change is vital for a sustainable economy. CDP has been putting critical environmental data at the heart of business decisions since 2002. CDP also believes that improving corporate awareness through measurement and disclosure is essential to the effective management of carbon and climate change risk. CDP requests information on climate risks and low carbon opportunities from the world’s largest companies on behalf of over 680 institutional investor signatories with a combined US$130 trillion in assets.
Information about the CDP Climate Change Program can be found here.
Information about the CDP Turkey Climate Change Program can be found here.
Water security is essential to tackling climate change and protecting the bottom line. CDP's work with water security motivates companies to disclose and reduce their environmental impacts by using the power of investors and customers. The data CDP collects helps influential decision makers to reduce risk, capitalize on opportunities and drive action towards a more sustainable world.
Information about the CDP Water Program can be found here.
Information about the CDP Turkey Water Program can be found here.
Deforestation is a real business risk. CDP works with companies and investors to manage this risk and continue the transition to a low-carbon economy. Furthermore, deforestation and forest degradation account for approximately 10-15% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing deforestation is therefore critical for meeting international ambitions to prevent dangerous climate change. CDP's work with forests acts on behalf of over 680 signatory investors, with US$130 trillion in assets, who wish to understand how companies are addressing their exposure to deforestation risks.
Information about the CDP Forests Program can be found here.
CDP works with purchasing organizations and suppliers to reduce climate, water and forest risks. These works with supply chains includes over 280 purchasing organizations and more than 47,000 suppliers to identify and manage climate change, deforestation and water-related risks. By supporting collaboration and transparency in the value chain, CDP's supply chain member companies can engage with their suppliers to tackle risks, take advantage of opportunities and ensure business continuity.
Information about the CDP Supply Chain Program can be found here.
Cities are vital in the transition to a sustainable economy. CDP helps cities disclose their environmental activities, understand their impact and take action. CDP provides the global platform for cities to measure, manage and disclose their environmental data. We work with 1100 cities measuring and disclosing environmental data each year to manage emissions, build resilience, protect themselves from climate impacts and create better places for people to live and work. These cities are disclosing over 8,000 urban sustainability actions, demonstrating their commitment to building a sustainable economy and tackling climate change. We are nearing a tipping point in mainstreaming environmental action, and cities are at the heart of this transition.
Information about the CDP Cities Program can be found here.
CDP and Sustainable Development Goals
As CDP, we are happy to contribute to the global cooperation that needs to be established to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
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Companies responding to CDP Turkey find a chance to share their climate change policies with international institutional investors, thanks to CDP’s global reporting platform. CDP Turkey has missions such as enabling dialogue between companies, help consulting firms in terms of their visibility, support policies to reduce the effects of climate change, move environmental risk management to corporate governance level, educate and inform responding companies about possible benefits and share good examples.
CDP Turkey launched the Climate Change & Water Report 2021 and announced leader companies with the “CDP Turkey 12th Climate Change Virtual Conference” held on April 19, 2022. The opening speeches of the conference were delivered by Garanti BBVA Deputy General Manager Ebru Dildar Edin and CDP Founder and Board Member Paul Dickinson whilst the keynote speaker of the event was Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir, High Level Climate Action Champion for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25).
The results of the CDP Climate Change & Water 2021 Turkey report were announced by CDP Turkey Projects Manager İdil Zeynep Dağdemir. The panel discussion entitled "The End of Uncertainty in Public Policies and the New Business Normal" took place and moderated by Volkan Ediger, Director of Kadir Has University Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. The panelists were Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations Sonya Bhonsle, EBRD Climate Strategy and Delivery Managing Director Harry Boyd-Carpenter, Garanti BBVA Sustainable Finance Manager Seray İmer and Chair of Energy, Environment and Climate Change Roundtable Cevdet Alemdar.
In Turkey, Eti Soda, Kordsa and Tekfen qualified for the CDP Global Water A list. This year, no company from Turkey was included in the CDP Global Climate Change A list.
The companies that received awards within the scope of the event were also announced. Arçelik and Brisa became the CDP Turkey Climate Change and Water Leaders. Kordsa, Tekfen, Eti Soda as Climate Change Leaders and Aksa Akrilik, Aselsan, Migros, Coca-Cola and Yapı Kredi as Water Leaders were awarded. In the Supplier Engagement Rating category, Arçelik, Brisa, Coca-Cola, Ekol Lojistik, Ekoten, Eti Soda, Kordsa and Osmangazi Elektrik Dağıtım were deemed worthy of awards.
To access the CDP Turkey 2021 Climate Change and Water Report, please click here.
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