Brown-Forman Recognized by CDP in New Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index

Jan 22, 2014 12:00 PM ET

January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Brown-Forman Corporation has been commended by CDP for the action it is taking to reduce emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change.  

Brown-Forman is featured in CDP’s Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index (SCPLI).  The SCPLI highlights those companies within CDP’s supply chain program that have demonstrated a strong approach to climate strategy and emissions reduction in their CDP responses. This program collects information on behalf of 64 multinational companies with combined annual spend of almost US $1.15trillion.

This index, compiled by FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) on behalf of CDP, provides an evaluation tool for supply chain members and participating suppliers.  In its pilot year we have 80 companies from the supply chain program represented in this year’s SCPLI, based on analysis of the 2868 responses to CDP’s 2013 supply chain questionnaire. 

Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, commented:

“Companies in the Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index are demonstrating a clear commitment to manage their greenhouse gas emissions and take action on climate change.  Organizations which work to reduce their emissions and integrate climate change issues into their business strategies have the potential for cost savings, revenue generating opportunities and, ultimately, a more resilient future.”

Robert Francisco, President of FirstCarbonSolutions, commented:

“This year, FirstCarbon Solutions and CDP are publishing a list of the top performing suppliers as part of the SCPLI. 80 companies out of the 2868 that participated in this year's Supply Chain Program, including Brown-Forman, are listed in this inaugural index which evaluates companies against each other and identifies best practices for improving climate change performance.”

The supply chain report including names of companies featured in the SCPLI and the methodology used can be found at


About Brown-Forman
For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,000 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit

About CDP
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.  CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.  CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions.  Please visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.

About FCS
FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) advances sustainable practices around the world and helps organizations responsibly grow and operate. As a CDP partner scoring more than 7,000 CDP disclosures globally, FCS has unique experience managing climate change, water and resource efficiency risks and opportunities. With 30+ years of environmental, sustainability and energy consulting experience, and offices around the world, FCS helps clients save time, reduce costs, optimize resource use, and drive operational efficiencies. Please visit to find out more.