SOURCE: A.T. Kearney

A.T. Kearney

November 16, 2009 09:00 ET

A.T. Kearney Is Selected by the Carbon Disclosure Project to Develop the CDP Supply Chain Report 2010

Report to Provide CDP Member Companies With Best Practices in the Management of Supply Chain Carbon Emissions

LONDON--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - A.T. Kearney announced today that it has been selected by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to analyze and write the "CDP Supply Chain Report 2010." This is the second annual CDP Supply Chain Report.

The CDP has surveyed hundreds of key suppliers to its member companies. The objectives of the Supply Chain Report are to raise awareness of the importance of supplier community carbon disclosure as well as to provide CDP member companies with actionable strategies for the successful implementation of a low-carbon supply chain.

Frances Way, head of supply chain for the CDP, said, "We selected A.T. Kearney to execute the 'CDP Supply Chain Report 2010,' because of its leadership position in both supply chain and sustainability. A.T. Kearney's expert analysis for the 2010 Supply Chain Report will provide tangible insights for our members."

The CDP Supply Chain Report is the first initiative to bring together the huge purchasing power of global corporations to provide a standard reporting model for suppliers to advance carbon disclosure in the supply chain.

Daniel Mahler, A.T. Kearney partner and global sustainability practice leader, said, "A.T. Kearney is pleased to be working with the CDP on the 'Supply Chain Report 2010.' The CDP is the preeminent global organization focused on the management of carbon emissions. It is critical that major corporations address the carbon output generated by their global supply chains. We believe the 'Supply Chain Report 2010' will raise awareness of this critical issue with suppliers as well as provide CDP member companies with the tools they need to manage the carbon footprint of their supply base."

About the Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world. CDP gathers data through its annual Information Requests on behalf of 475 institutional investors with a combined asset base of $55 trillion, purchasing organizations and government bodies. Since its formation in 2000, CDP has become the gold standard for carbon disclosure methodology and process, providing primary climate change data to the global market place.

CDP Supply Chain was formed in 2007 and is a collaboration of global corporations who have extended their climate change strategies beyond their direct corporate boundaries and are engaging with their suppliers via CDP's annual Information Request.

More than 2,000 major corporations around the globe report their greenhouse gas emissions and the risks and opportunities posed by climate change through CDP.

The Carbon Disclosure Project is a Registered Charity (no. 1122330). In the United States, CDP's sponsor liaison is Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which provides CDP with 501(c) 3 charitable status.

About A.T. Kearney

A.T. Kearney is a global management consulting firm that uses strategic insight, tailored solutions and a collaborative working style to help clients achieve sustainable results. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on CEO-agenda issues to the world's leading corporations across all major industries. A.T. Kearney's offices are located in major business centers in 36 countries. For more information, please visit www.atkearney.com.

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