CDP - The Carbon Disclosure Project

Global Climate Change Reporting System

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world.

More than 3,000 organisations from over 60 countries around the world measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, water use and climate change strategies through the CDP. Organisations who report their climate data to the CDP do so to set reduction targets and make performance improvements over time.  Learn more at 

Why is Independent Verification important?

Measurement and disclosure is a key step for a company to take on the path of data collection, carbon management and reduction.  Third party verification and assurance of your climate data is critical to ensuring the credibility of your reported data and the continued credibility of the CDP programme.  An increasing number of companies who report their data to the CDP recognise the importance of independent verification and assurance of their reported claims, and are choosing to work with an internationally trusted and accredited verifier, like LRQA.

LRQA and ISO 14064

LRQA is among a select group of CDP partners, recognised for our expertise and credibility at providing impartial, internationally accredited and trusted sustainability and climate data verification services around the world. For organisations looking to verify their data for the Carbon Disclosure Project, LRQA offers accredited verification and training services for ISO 14064, an internationally recognised standard that meets the CDP criteria. 

Benefits of Choosing LRQA

LRQA helps organisations manage their climate change challenges in order to improve environmental and business performance, and meet stakeholders’ needs against a range of national and international GHG standards. Recognised by over 45 accreditation bodies around the world, LRQA also participates in the technical committees that improve and develop standards including ISO, IETA, WRI, WBCSD and the ETG.

In addition to adding credibility to your climate and sustainability initiatives, LRQA’s unique approach to verification can help your organisation:

  • Increase efficiency – LRQA focuses on performance, facilitating continual improvement and identifying opportunities to increase efficiencies and improve business processes
  • Identify risks and opportunities – You have the confidence of knowing that our approach focuses on helping you to reduce sustainability risks and ensure the accuracy of your reported data, thereby helping to protect your reputation
  • Increase competitive advantage – with LRQA, we’ll focus on benchmarking your data to better enable you to implement effective emissions reduction strategies and differentiate yourself from the competition