April 24, 2015
CDP Extends Accenture Contract for Digital Strategy and Technology Services That Help Improve Environmental Performance of Companies and Cities
LONDON;  Apr. 24, 2015 – CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, has appointed Accenture as its Global Digital Partner in an agreement that extends the two organizations’ relationship which began in 2010. The new contract extends Accenture’s support for a further 12 months.
As a major technology supplier to CDP, Accenture will continue to provide digital strategy and technology services in support of CDP, the world’s leading provider of environmental information disclosure and management services to companies and cities. This includes support of CDP’s website, user portal and customer relationship management (CRM) solution.  Accenture will also continue to host CDP’s information disclosure system on a private Accenture cloud platform and provide data warehousing and analytics support designed to help CDP and participants of its programs draw more insights from reporting disclosures.
Under the terms of the contract, Accenture and CDP can pursue additional digital initiatives to help companies disclosing through CDP achieve higher levels of transparency and performance on the environmental impact of their business operations. These digital initiatives could include increasing the volume and categories of information available and improving company access to the CDP system and its data.
“CDP has long been the de facto platform by which companies and cities can publicly disclose environmental information and mitigate associated risks, thanks to digital technology that makes it easier to share and manage information,” said Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP.  “Accenture plays a crucial role in making the technology platform attractive and useful for the companies, cities and investors that use our system. The outcome is better environmental performance that delivers commercial returns.”
“CDP has put digital strategy at the heart of its goal to expand its membership and make it easier for all investors, companies and cities to collaborate in driving value through sustainable practices,” says Peter Lacy, managing director, Accenture Strategy. “Further efforts to use analytics, cloud and other technologies will broaden CDP’s reach and services.”
CDP’s systems provide detailed, consistent and comparable data on climate, water and forests related risks.   The simplicity and richness of the platform has helped to extend its reach to 822 institutional investors managing US$95 trillion in assets.
“CDP not only brings transparency to environmental performance, but uses digital technologies to help businesses, cities and investors draw more advanced insights from the wealth of data that we are able to make available,” continued Simpson.  “Technology will continue to be a fundamental ingredient of our success.”
Teaming with Accenture Strategy, in January CDP published, “Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed, A Country Comparison,” and the organization is working with Accenture to produce country analyses focused on climate change for the Benelux region, France and India.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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