Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a collaboration of over 315 institutional investors (including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Allianz and HSBC, with assets under management of more than $41 trillion), has partnered with some of the world’s largest companies to assess the greenhouse gas emissions of their supply chain firms.
Under CDP’s Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration, multinationals including Dell, Hewlett Packard, L’Oreal, PepsiCo, Cadbury Schweppes, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever will use a standardized CDP questionairre to elicit CO2 emission-related information from suppliers.
The eventual goal: to obtain data from tens of thousands of suppliers and develop strategies to reduce the carbon footprints of corporations worldwide.
Coverage summary: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pRwdzmg01IrRgHc-9l_Nxag&hl=en
Example coverage, by Reuters (via the NY Times), click here