CDP and UL EHS Sustainability Announce Strategic Alliance to Future Proof Sustainable Reporting

LONDON, 6 April, 2017:

CDP, the founder and driver of global environmental disclosure is today announcing a strategic alliance with UL EHS Sustainability to develop its new sector based reporting platform as part of its ‘Reimagining disclosure’ initiative. The new platform will help ensure more comprehensive reporting for companies, investors and cities for enhanced peer-to peer comparison and decision-making. With the global demand for better, more accurate and faster disclosure, the fully integrated PURE™ software system will enable disclosers to assess more clearly how they are transitioning to a low carbon economy.

Paul Simpson, CEO at CDP, says, “Companies, investors and cities are increasingly recognizing the need for global disclosure across climate, water and forests. It is our mission at CDP to drive the transition to a well below 2-degree world. For that to happen disclosure needs to be efficient and provide the highest quality sector-based data. This will enable disclosers to answer with confidence how they are responding to a low-carbon economy, benchmark against their peers and drive innovation. We are pleased to announce our collaboration with UL to help us drive forward our mission for global disclosure with a platform that will work for companies, cities, and investors.”

“We’re proud to partner with CDP, the premier global disclosure platform on their ‘Reimagining disclosure strategy,” says Mark Ward, General Manager, UL EHS Sustainability. “All over the world our software solutions help ensure the accurate capture, management, and reporting of the sustainability and EHS information needed to enhance performance and drive operational excellence across all business areas. In our alliance with CDP we will be able to help ensure the disclosure platform is valuable and relevant in assessing and comparing environmental performance both now and in the future.”

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About CDP

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 5,800 companies with some 60% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2016. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit www.cdp.net  or follow us @CDP to find out more.

About UL

UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about us, visit UL.com.

About UL EHS Sustainability

UL EHS Sustainability empowers organizations to protect the well-being of workers, reduce risk, improve productivity, enhance compliance, and drive measurable business improvement through its EHS, occupational health, environmental, supply chain, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility platforms. Its new PURE™ Platform is a full suite of environment, health, safety, sustainability and supply chain software solutions designed for users who want total connectivity and visibility into the overall health, safety, and sustainability of their organization. More than 2,000 organizations in over 20 major industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and construction & energy, trust UL’s tools to meet their expanding needs. For more information about UL EHS Sustainability, call 888-202-3016 or visit ulehssustainability.com.