The CDP has partnered with CoClear to analyze its product life cycle data from CDP’s Supply Chain Climate Change Information Request.
Over 347 companies from 47 countries, representing 54 global industry category sectors (GICS), responded to the CDP questionnaire in 2013, 2014 & 2015. These companies provided life cycle emissions data on more than 1092 products. The data collected from the questionnaire provides an opportunity for CoClear to provide deeper insight into sector and product-level emissions.
Prior efforts to understand industry emissions often relied on “top-down” methods of analysis, examining high level, aggregate emissions data. With top-down analyses, it is often difficult to pinpoint with particularity the causes of carbon emissions – and which products and brands in a company’s portfolio offer the most potential for efficiency improvements CDP’s supply chain data, which includes emissions information for hundreds of products, provides an opportunity for CoClear to perform “bottom-up” analyses of product hotspots and how these vary across industries. By analyzing this data, CoClear seeks to identify which life cycle stage cause highest emissions in each industry and how sectors track and manage these hotspots over time. This can help industries identify efficiency improvements throughout their value chain.
CDP’s tremendous success in collecting this highly relevant supply chain level data opens a door to sector wide and statistically significant efficiency insights. In 2014, there was a 15% increase in the number of responses to CDP questionnaire (compared to 2013). Over 50% of companies responded to the questionnaire two years in a row. In 2013, 402 products with emissions figures were submitted to the CDP. In 2014, 320 products with emissions figures were submitted and 370 in 2015.
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