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Willmott Dixon has been recognised by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as a global leader on climate change and transparent carbon reporting.

A significant milestone in becoming a zero-carbon company, Willmott Dixon received an A- score in its first rating by CDP. The average score for the Construction sector is B, with Willmott Dixon’s disclosure of environmental impact ranking the company at Leadership level, making it one of four main contractors to achieve A/A-.

Julia Barrett, Willmott Dixon’s Chief Sustainability Officer, said:

“I am extremely proud of all the efforts we have made across the company to reduce our impact on climate change culminating in an A- score in our inaugural CDP report.”
“The CDP report benchmark gives us top marks for our measures to reduce and report emissions from our own operations and products, which is testament to the efforts of our people to implement best practice as well as capture and report carbon data.

Why is CDP important?

  • Improved Performance: the CDP reporting process involves measuring and disclosing environmental data, which can help companies identify areas for improvement and track progress towards sustainability goals.
  • Cost Savings: By identifying and addressing inefficiencies, CDP reporting can lead to cost savings through improved energy and resource management.
  • Regulatory Compliance: As mandatory environmental disclosure becomes more common, CDP experience can help companies prepare and be ahead of the curve.

And in the construction sector?

For construction companies, CDP recognition brings benefits that include:

  • Early Adopters of Innovation: the construction industry is facing pressure to reduce its environmental impact. By participating in CDP, companies stay ahead of the curve, exploring and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Meeting Sustainability-focused Requirements: Many public and private projects have mandatory sustainability criteria. High CDP scores demonstrate compliance and exceeding expectations.


  • CDP scores are aligned with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, making them valuable for managing climate risks and opportunities.