25 Jul '11, 12pm

How the CDP is Pushing Supply Chain Carbon Reporting Forward

How the CDP is Pushing Supply Chain Carbon Reporting Forward

Thousands of suppliers are working hard this summer to complete survey submittals to the Carbon Disclosure Project as a July 31 deadline approaches. Many of them are small and medium-size suppliers of large companies, such as Walmart or Bank of America , and were asked by these companies to send environmental data to the CDP. Requests by large companies, especially Walmart, have caused many companies to calculate their carbon footprint for the first time. "We have seen a sharp increase in supplier participation over the last year, with twice as many Walmart suppliers registering in 2011 to measure, manage, and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies to CDP," said Keith Littlejohns, senior account manager, Carbon Disclosure Project. The CDP is the largest registry of voluntarily reported carbon and sustainability data in the world. Initially, t...

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