Climate Performance Assessment Methodology

An Actionable Framework for Climate Transformation & Decarbonisation

What is the Climate Performance Assessment?


The Climate Performance Assessment is an industry-independent assessment that can be be scaled to companies and organisations of varying sizes, from SMEs to enterprise companies. It is an actionable framework for gathering information and turning it into insights that provide companies with specific decarbonisation and climate transformation steps.

The assessment involves completing a comprehensive questionnaire covering key areas of organisation readiness for climate transformation. The questions are adapted from research conducted by bodies such as the GRI and TCFD standards. The answers are analysed and an insight report is produced, which is delivered with an accompanying face-to-face consultation. The report highlights both strengths and opportunities for change, with concrete steps for improvement.


Questions Aligned with Reporting Standards


The Climate Performance Assessment covers questions in five different areas, which are:

  1. Climate Strategy
  2. Climate Governance
  3. Climate Transparency
  4. Climate Metrics & Targets
  5. Decarbonization Measures


The questions are aligned with frameworks such as TCFD, GHG Protocol, SBTi and PACT.

The Climate Performance Assessment covers the major mandatory environmental and climate reporting requirements of the European Sustainability Reporting Standard (ESRS).

The Climate Performance Assessment also follows a Plan – Do – Check – Act cycle to ensure continuous improvement of climate management within the company.

The 10 Key Steps to Successful Climate Transformation:


  1. Transparency and open dialogue with stakeholders
  2. Integrate SDGs into corporate strategy
  3. Set climate targets according to The Paris Agreement
  4. Measure corporate and product CO2 footprints
  5. Identify potential CO2 reductions
  6. Draw up a reduction roadmap
  7. Turn improvement strategies into action
  8. Engage your supply chain
  9. Adopt reporting and impact standards
  10. Continually evaluate and critically review progress.

(Adapted from UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs))

What our customers say

"We can no longer continue to do business at the expense of future generations. THE CLIMATE CHOICE supports companies in becoming climate responsible. That's good, because the time for talk is over, now it's time for action."

Cornelia Steinecke
Team Leader Business Customers, Green Planet Energy eG

"Corporate climate transformation needs a strong CLIMATE community. As part of that, we help companies use renewable energy. The CLIMATE Performance Assessment helps us do that by making our own climate performance transparent to us and our customers."

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Head of Marketing & PR, GmbH

"Successful climate management must become the benchmark for corporate action. As a validated Climate Choice partner and part of the network, we are proud to be able to support companies in their use of renewable energies."

Dr. Fiete Dubberke
Managing Director IT, WestfalenWIND Strom GmbH

"Climate protection is health protection! And this requires all parts of our society. This is why we are part of The Climate Choice. Learning from each other, sharing experiences and supporting each other drive a transformation we have to make for a sustainable future - whether we like it or not!"

Markus Mosig
Sustainability Referee, BKK ProVita

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