CDP's water program is designed to guide corporations through these challenges while helping investors and companies with large supply chains better understand
how their portfolio companies and suppliers are addressing their water impacts. It is used by investors collectively managing more than US$60 trillion and by multinational companies with a combined procurement spend of US$126 billion.
This year, more than 2,200 companies were asked to disclose information relating to water, double the number in 2013. Responses were received from 1,064, -- up 79% compared with 2013, generating an unrivalled database of self-reported corporate water risk and the mitigating actions being taken.
This report analyses the disclosures from 174 Global 500 companies in sectors with high water vulnerabilities and impacts.