CDP Joins Microsoft, SAP, Accenture to Improve Carbon Emissions Reporting
The Carbon Disclosure Project is partnering with Accenture, Microsoft and SAP to establish a new global climate change data reporting platform. The goal is for the system to enable businesses to get access to data on corporate emissions performance for analysis.A partnership between the Carbon Disclosure Project and three prominent technology companies has given birth to a soon-to-be-ready upgrade to the group's climate change disclosure system. The new system is the result of a relationship between Microsoft, SAP and Accenture and was announced Sept. 24 as debates on carbon emissions play out around the globe. For its part, the CDP is looking to make the process of reporting and drawing value from data on carbon emissions easier for enterprises. Its new disclosure system "will make available primary information on corporate emissions performance, collected for use by institutional investors, businesses and the world's national regulatory systems, to drive greenhouse gas emission reductions and performance improvements," CDP said in a news release.
The enhanced reporting system is expected to be up and running by February 2010, and is meant to help the CDP obtain better-quality data as well as allow businesses to access that data in forms that will make it easier to perform analysis or comparisons between companies.