With the 12 December 2015 completion of the Paris Agreement on climate change and widespread corporate engagement in the negotiations, the world may be turning a corner in its effort to address climate change.
Nonetheless, risks to businesses and society continue to grow. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and global temperatures will continue to rise as governments try to establish regulatory mechanisms to ratchet down emissions and stay well below a 2°C increase in mean temperatures.
It is in this context that CDP and the 75 member organisations which comprise the CDP supply chain programme continue to gather data on climate risks and resilience in their supply chains. Upstream GHG emissions are, on average, more than double those of a company’s operational emissions, which makes it critical to build climate resilience into supply chains.
Read the full report at https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/CDP-Supply-Chain-Report-2016.pdf.