CDP scores are split into two sections constituting a “disclosure score” and a “performance score”. The disclosure score, which ranges from 1-100, assesses the level of detail and comprehensiveness in a disclosure, and the “performance score”, which range from bands A-E, assesses the level of action taken to combat climate change. So in our case, we scored a disclosure score of 95 and a performance score of C. That means, compared to our 2014 score of 90B, the quality of our submitted data has improved, but the level of action taken on climate change evidenced in our CDP response has slipped slightly.
95C is still a very solid result though and we remain committed to our environmental agenda, which has seen us reduce our energy consumption per employee by more than 30% since 2010, despite rapid organisational expansion. We will also continue to engage our local and global communities in green issues and give environmental groups a voice though our media platform.