Newly developed in 2021 by IPE under the technical guidance of the Center for Carbon Neutrality of CRAES, the Corporate Climate Action Transparency Index (CATI) is a quantitative system for assessing companies' climate performance on such matters as governance, measurement & disclosure, targets & performance, and climate actions.
What is the scope of CATI evaluation?
The 2022 CATI Index evaluation covers Chinese listed companies from eight industries that are listed in China’s Emission Trading System including power generation, petrochemicals, chemicals, building materials, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, paper and civil aviation, as well as domestic and international consumer-facing industries such as IT/ICT, textiles, automotive, real estate, e-commerce retail and food and beverage, etc.
What are the major areas that CATI evaluates?
- Policy & Governance: Commit to greenhouse gas emissions reductions and integrate climate change into business strategy and supplier management mechanism
- Measurement & Disclosure: Measure and disclose greenhouse gas emissions data (Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3)
- Target Setting: Set up and disclose emissions reduction targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
- Performance against Target: Disclose the progress against emissions reduction targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
- Climate Action: Implement initiatives to reduce emissions, and motivate suppliers to set up targets, implement initiatives to reduce emissions and disclose carbon data
For details, see the fact sheet and evaluation methodology below:
CATI Factsheet (Updated Nov 2022)
CATI Evaluation Guidelines 2.0 (Updated March 2022)
CATI rankings and scores are updated continuously throughout the year. At the beginning of each year, IPE updates the CATI evaluation guideline. The evaluation is conducted on a DYNAMIC basis, with primary sources of information covering: a company’s official website, annual reports, CSR reports, ESG reports, publicly accessible response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire and its self-disclosure on the Blue Map. IPE publishes annual CATI report towards the end of the year, illustrating the progress and gaps in company’s performance every year.
How often are CATI reports published?
Evaluation reports will be published annually. The 2021 and 2022 (available only in Chinese) CATI evaluation report is available here.
How is CATI connected with CITI?
CATI is dedicated to evaluate companies’ performance on climate action, whereas CITI evaluate the overall performance of companies’ supply chain management. A company’s CATI score accounts for 20% of its overall CITI score.