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WSP re-appointed as a CDP Consultancy Partner

WSP is delighted to announce that it has been re-appointed as a U.S. consultancy partner to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Commenting on the appointment, Chris Jones, WSP's Global Leader for Sustainability & Energy services said: "Our partnership with CDP has been a tremendous success and we are delighted to confirm our re-appointment for another year. CDP has enhanced its position as the premier reporting program for corporate greenhouse gas emissions, water use and climate change strategies. As one of the world's leading advisors on sustainability and climate change issues, our value proposition has been further strengthened by the insights and experience we have gained through our partnership with CDP."

 

WSP was pleased to see the strong performance of our clients highlighted in CDP's recently issued 2011 Global 500 and S&P 500 reports. The average disclosure score of WSP's 2011 CDP clients was 86, while the average score for the S&P 500 was 62. WSP has provided greenhouse gas (GHG) management support to seven of the 11 companies named to CDP's S&P 500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index, and works with three out of only five companies listed on all four leadership indexes.

Two of the top-performing companies that WSP supports are Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Cisco Systems Inc.

"We are delighted by our performance in this year's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index and Carbon Performance Leadership Index," said Alex Liftman, Global Environmental Executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "This reflects the importance and commitment our company has placed on managing our emissions and our corporate sustainability. WSP's support in this process was critical in helping us to articulate our commitments and achievements, and ensuring our approach and methodology was appropriately structured for our business."

"WSP provided Cisco an independent perspective comparing our responses to CDP's reporting criteria," said Darrel Stickler, who manages Cisco's environmental reporting. "This confidential review helped us refine our responses and further the drive for complete, accurate and transparent GHG emission reporting."

CDP is in its 11th year of evaluating corporations on their climate change risks, opportunities, impacts and associated business strategies and performance. It is a non-governmental organization reporting on behalf of over 500 institutional investors. In 2011, over 70% of S&P 500 and Global 500 companies responded to CDP's annual questionnaire, and over 3,500 organizations in total made a disclosure.

"CDP is delighted to renew our consultancy partnership with WSP in the U.S." said Paul Robins, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Carbon Disclosure Project. "WSP has demonstrated both a strategic and a practical approach to helping organizations understand, manage and reduce their impacts. The depth and quality of WSP's engineering expertise makes them a valuable contributor as a consultancy partner."

As a specialist consultancy in environmental, sustainability and energy management issues, WSP is now referenced by CDP as an approved partner to help reporting organizations measure and manage their GHG emissions.

WSP's 2010 white paper, "Making the Most of the Carbon Disclosure Project," provides suggestions to maximize the value and efficiency of responding to CDP. The 2010 version and a forthcoming version will be available at www.wspenvironmental.com/sustain.