Climate Readiness Check Methodology

An Actionable Framework for Climate Transformation & Decarbonisation

What is the Climate
Readiness Check?

The Climate Readiness Check 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 check 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.

Methodology I:

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 GRI, SDGs, ISO Standards & UN Global Compact)

Methodology II:

Questions Aligned with
Reporting Standards

The Climate Readiness Check covers questions in five different areas, which are:

  1. Climate Impact Model
  2. Climate Leadership
  3. Climate Performance
  4. Climate Transparency
  5. Climate Action


The questions are aligned with frameworks including TCFD, EU Taxonomy, EU NFRD, GRI and GHG Protocol.

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 Readiness Check helps us do that by making our own climate performance transparent to us and our customers."

Philipp Petruschke
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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