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Designing, manufacturing and distributing liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry instrument systems

Ticker: WAT ISIN: US9418481035
Address: 34 Maple Street , USA , Milford , MA , 1757 Website: Waters Corporation
Phone #: 508-478-2000 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

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Waters Corporation 54 52 54 58 52
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
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Waters Corporation 42% 35% 38% 48% 45%
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Waters Corporation 47% 58% 40% 58% 50% 39%
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.0044 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 29.0953 NA
BSI 50 57.6422 88.4717 NA
Domicile UNITED STATES NA
Enterprise Value NA 6653.806 NA NA
Reviewed ? No response NA
Sector Industrial NA
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0. Further Information NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA Waters Corporation is an analytical instrument manufacturer that primarily designs, manufactures, sells and services through its Waters Division, high performance liquid chromatography (“HPLC”), ultra performance liquid chromatography (“UPLC®”) and mass s NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA No NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA The nature of our products would not render them of no value if climate change does occur. There would still be a need to do research into food and the environment as well as product development in our customer base. Population movement as an impact of cl NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA The financial implications related to temperature and precipitation is expected to enable ongoing operations. Some areas impacted may have greater need for products and some areas may have reduced needs and could stabilize the market. The activity to ma NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA The financial implications for both of these should be to enable ongoing growth for products that exist today or for replacement products that may be developed. This would help to stabilize the market as some areas have the need, other areas may no longer NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA No NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA Waters contract covering the Milford facility calls for a 10% component made of energy from a renewable resource. For 2011 this would be an emission impact of roughly 918 metric tonnes of CO2. NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA Yes NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 NA 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA No NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Using aggregate data we can show that the energy used by Waters HPLC and UPLC® instruments is dropping by 2 per cent per year. Using 2008 as a benchmark, the reduction could be a s great could be as great as 10% considering the aggregate numbers of Wate NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 1 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Financial optimization calculations NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA The risk from a financial standpoint would be an increase in non- value added expenses that would not improve our competitive situation but would be required to continue doing business. The impacts would be common within the analytical instrument business NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Senior Manager/Officer Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA Executive Members of the CEO staff are on the Company's Sustainability Steering Committee which has responsibility or reviewing energy use and climate impact information. The CEO's staff is updated on the status of the reductions that have been achieved a NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No No Yes NA
13. Further Information NA NA NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Increased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA Moderately Increased NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Decrease: Change in physical operating conditions, Decrease: Change in physical operating conditions, Increase: Change in physical operating conditions, Decrease: Change in output NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: 20, Increase: 80 , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 63 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E D A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA NA NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No No Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA NA NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 0 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Disruptions in our ability to deliver product would have a negative impact on financial results. There is the possibility that additional product manufacturing could compensate for delays in delivery. If damage occurred in a supply chain facility we have NA NA
2. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/23/20523/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/2.Strategy/2011AnnualReport_ProxyStatement.pdf NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA The Company's manufacturing processes for certain of its products involve the use of chemical and other substances that are regulated under various international , federal, state and local laws governing the environment. In the event that any future clima NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No No Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA NA NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA Waters has a philosophy that the products that we produce need to meet the targeted objectives for use by our customers. This means that the first requirement is to perform chromatographic related analyses. We have introduced an LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No No Yes NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Intensity target Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA At this point in time there is no evidence that suggests that supplying more efficient instrumentation is resulting in increased sales. Until customers in the laboratory feel the need to reduce energy use the impact will be minimal. NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA Waters uses ECOBusiness to collect and analyse emissions data. This tool refers to multiple emission factor databases with country specific factors where available. Key sources are the IPCC 2006 Guidelines the IEA factors for electricity outside of the U NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA USD($) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA The Waters Division has a Quality Review process that looks at the energy use in manufacturing sites for the corporation (Waters and TA) against a set target and against facility improvements to gain insight into the impact of expenditures and the potenti NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) NA NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA NA NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 NA 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 NA 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions No third party verification or assurance Proportion of Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.7a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.7b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements/Type of verification or assurance/Relevant standard/Attach the document No Response
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from biologically sequestered carbon relevant to your organization? No
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2 NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 NA 13638000
9.1. Do you have Scope 1 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
9.1a Reporting Period From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 1 metric tonnes CO2e 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Americas/13184
9.2. Please indicate which other Scope 1 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA By business division; By activity NA
9.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Waters Division/15129
9.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2c Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by GHG type: GHG type/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2d Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Company Facilities/7163
9.2e Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
0.3. Country list configuration Serbia
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. USD($)
0.4. Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. USD($)
0.5. Please select if you wish to complete a shorter information request. NA
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Senior Manager/Officer Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company directs corporate level response for the Company. The Executive Vice President and President Waters Division Chairs the Steering Comittee and along with his Vice President's over see NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes
1.2a. Who is entitled to benefit from these incentives? Management group/Recognition (non-monetary)/Targets are set for the Quarterly Quality Business Review. These goals are the main drivers of the Company reductions in energy use and CO2 emissions. The Director of Operational Excellence is resposible for th
10.1. Do you have Scope 2 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
10.1a Reporting Period: From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 2 metric tonnes CO2e/Purchased and consumed electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh)/Purchased and consumed low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Americas/13739/35638/2190
10.2. Please indicate which other Scope 2 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA By business division; By facility NA
10.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Waters Division/18018
10.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Golden, CO/927
10.2c Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2d Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
11.2. Please state how much fuel, electricity, heat, steam, and cooling in MWh your organization has purchased and consumed during the reporting year: Energy type/MWh Fuel/68818;Electricity/50298;Heat/0;Steam/0;Cooling/0
11.3. Please complete the table by breaking down the total "Fuel" figure entered above by fuel type: Fuels/MWh Natural gas/30950
11.4. Please provide details of the electricity, heat, steam or cooling amounts that were accounted at a low carbon emission factor: Basis for applying a low carbon emission factor/MWh associated with low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) not backed by instruments/4511
12. Attachments NA
12. Further Information NA
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased
12.1a Reason of change Emissions reduction activities, Divestment, Acquisitions, Mergers, Change in output, Change in methodology, Change in boundary, Change in physical operating conditions, Unidentified, Other
12.1a. Reason: Emissions value (percentage) Emissions reduction activities: 2/Divestment: 0/Acquisitions: 0.2/Mergers: 0/Change in output: 0/Change in methodology: 4/Change in boundary: 2/Change in physical operating conditions: 0/Unidentified: 0.4/
12.2. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per revenue: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 18.42/metric tonnes CO2e/6.85/Decrease/Activities put in place have had an impact on CO2 emissions. Revenue roughly remained flat during this same period.
12.3. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per FTE: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 6.28/metric tonnes CO2e/7.4/Decrease/Activities put in place have had an impact on CO2 emissions. Number of FTE remained flat overall with the revenue.
12.4. Please provide an additional intensity (normalized) metric that is appropriate to your business operations: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 9.91/metric tonnes CO2e/5.31/Increase/The unit of production that was chosen was ACQUITY UPLC®. ACQUITY has one of the largest potential impacts to reduce emissions for Waters customers and their SCOPE 1 and SCOPE 2 emissions. The increase in intensity r
13.1. Do you participate in any emissions trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next 2 years
13.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA
13.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next 2 years Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes
14.2. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 3 emissions No third party verification or assurance
14.2a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 3 emissions that are verified/assured NA
14.3. Are you able to compare your Scope 3 emissions for the reporting year with those for the previous year for any sources? No, this is our first year of estimation
14.4. Do you engage with any of the elements of your value chain on GHG emissions and climate change strategies? (Tick all that apply) Yes, our customers
14.4a. Please give details of methods of engagement, your strategy for prioritizing engagements and measures of success Customers have asked us to report in a number of ways. We are now being asked to use CDP Supply Chain. Other customers have specialized systems that they would like us to use to assess carbon output. We will answer to our customers in the format they wish
14.4d. Please explain why not and any plans you have to develop an engagement strategy in the future NA
2. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/23/20523/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/2.Strategy/sustainability_report_2012.pdf NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA
2.1a. Please provide further details Disruption of operations at the Company’s manufacturing facilities could harm the Company’s financialcondition. The Company manufactures LC instruments at facilities in Milford, Massachusetts and through a subcontractor in Singapore; chemistry separation
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA Disruption of operations at the Company’s manufacturing facilities could harm the Company’s financialcondition. The Company manufactures LC instruments at facilities in Milford, Massachusetts and through a subcontractor in Singapore; chemistry separation NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes As noted above (2.1a) Waters has taken climate change into account as part of its risk management strategy and it is considered at the macro level along with associated risk unless very specific environmental risks are highlighted through analysis. Our IS
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA As noted above (2.1a) Waters has taken climate change into account as part of its risk management strategy and it is considered at the macro level along with associated risk unless very specific environmental risks are highlighted through analysis. Our IS NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) Yes
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No No Yes
2.3a. On what issues have you been engaging directly?: Focus of legislation/Corporate Position/Details of engagement/Proposed solution NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA NA NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? No
2.3c. Please enter the details of those trade associations that are likely to take a position on climate change legislation/Trade association NA
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? NA
2.3e. Do you fund any research organizations to produce public work on climate change? NA
2.3f. Please describe the work and how it aligns with your own strategy on climate change NA
2.3g. Please provide details of the other engagement activities that you undertake Waters personnel have spoken at a number of university courses that are taught on sustainability in its overall aspects to give real world examples of how goals are assessed and achieved in the real world.
2.3h. What processes do you have in place to ensure that all of your direct and indirect activities that influence policy are consistent with your overall climate change strategy? Waters participates and supports local sustainability groups through speaking at universities, holding and participating in roundtable meetings such as AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts) Sustainable Roundtable to see what is happening within oth
2.3i. Please explain why you do not engage with policy makers NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Intensity target Absolute and intensity targets
3.1a. Absolute target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Base year/Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/Target year/Comment No Response
3.1b. Intensity target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Metric/Base year/Normalized base year emissions/Target year/Comment 1/Scope 1+2/70/10/metric tonnes CO2e per unit revenue/2008/46.94/2013/The time chosen was to reflect required chnages in the business and decisions that needed to be made. Waters purchased facilities close to existing headquarters for expansion. This adde
3.1c. What change in absolute emissions this intensity target reflects/ID/Direction of change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions at target completion?/% change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions 1/Decrease/5/Increase/2/The focus on absolute reflects the leading indicator used as a"Quality Review" for the manufacturing facilities reviewed under Waters operational control. These are focussed and reviewed quarterly.
3.1d. Please provide details on your progress against this target made in the reporting year/ID/% complete (time)/% complete (emissions)/Comment 1/80/64/Though the resulting number can be considered disappointing it must be viewed in a number of apsects: a) there has been an increase in the sites that are reporting and included in the analysis; b) there has been an increase in the parameters that
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Waters is a leader in the use of LCMS systems for a number of areas where used. In replacing HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) with UPLC(R) customers can reduce the amount of electricity required for the same analyses that a lab would perform. NA
3.3. Did you have emissions reduction initiatives that were active within the reporting year (this can include those in the planning and/or implementation phases) No Yes Yes
3.3a. Please identify the total number of projects at each stage of development, and for those in theimplementation stages, the estimated CO2e savings/Stage of development/3.3a. Number of projects/Total estimated annual CO2e savings in metric tonnes CO2e Under investigation/3/
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 2 13 Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities.
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Financial optimization calculations, Other NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities?/Comment Financial optimization calculations/Each project would be assessed for its payback period and the total cost reviewed in light of all initiatives to ensure that all costs are understood.
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4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information It is planned that as part of the 2012 review of our goals as stated in the 2012 Sustainability Report there will be an addition to our web site on sustainability to update stakeholders on our target assessment.
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 0 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters NA
5.1a. Climate change risks driven by changes in regulation Yes
5.1a. Please describe your risks driven by changes in regulation /ID/Risk driver/ Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 1/Air pollution limits/Some Waters manufacturing processes involve the use of chemicals and other substances that are regulated under various international, federal, sate and local laws governing the environment. If future regulations were to become more
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk and (iii) the costs associated with these actions The risk from a financial standpoint would be an increase in non-value added expenses that would not improve our competitive situation but would be required to continue doing business. The impacts would be common within the analytical instrument business
5.1c. Climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters Yes
5.1c. Please describe your risks that are driven by change in physical climate parameters/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 4/Tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons)/Waters manufactures in multiple sites around the world. This means that there is the possibility of exposure to a natural event causing some type of of disruption. Any disruption could possibly impact our abil
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Disruptions in our ability to deliver product would have a negative impact on financial results. There is the possibility that additional product manufacturing could compensate for delays in delivery. If damage occurred in a supply chain facility we have NA
5.1e. Please describe your risks that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact No Response
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA The nature of our products would not render them of no value if climate change does occur. There would still be a need to do research into food and the environment as well as product development in our customer base. Population movement as an impact of cl NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency Yes
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA
6.1a. Please describe your opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation/ID/Opportunity driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 1/Product labeling regulations and standards/LC and mass spectrometry are analytical tools that can be used to check if and how much of a compound exists in a formulation. This could be an opportunity as labelling amounts or requirements for identifying m
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions In opportunity 1 above the chances of any impact as indicated are small. Small would be in the range of 1 - 2% of existing business making the opportunity in the range of $18 - $36M dollars. The cost of the actions would be small and undefined because the
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA
6.1e. Please describe the opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments Yes
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA The impact of opportunity 1 is probably not close to the tipping point as of today. Companies we are dealing with are looking at bigger reduction opportunities in manufacturing or their logistics in distributing products. The financials are very positive NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We would consider our selves not to be unique from a manufacturing, sales and service standpoint so any impacts would be similar for Waters as for our competitors. As we are aware there may be an increase in physical harm to our faciliites with weather ch NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/23/20523/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/7.EmissionsMethodology/sustainability_report_2012.pdf NA
7. Further Information NA The data for the base year has been published in Waters 2012 Sustainability Report (GRI Level C) and can be found on page 12. Document is attached. The data used was chosen becuase it is form our first published data in a Sustainability Report. NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2)/7.1. Base year From Date:/To Date:/ Scope 1 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/N39Scope 2 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 2010-01-01/2010-12-31/12711/20372
7.2. Please give the name of the standard, protocol or methodology you have used to collect activity data and calculate Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions NA The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition) NA
7.3. Please give the source for the global warming potentials you have used Gas/Reference CO2/IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4 - 100 year)
7.4. Please give the emissions factors you have applied and their origin; alternatively, please attach an Excel spreadsheet with this data Fuel/Material/Energy/Emission Factor/Unit/Reference Distillate fuel oil No 2///
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA Operational control NA Boundary used for Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory during 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e NA Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e 16533
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.4a Reporting Period From/To/Source/Scope/Explain why the source is excluded 1 Jan 2012/31 Dec 2012/Sales offices/Scope 1 and 2/Most of these would be leased and landlord does not supply information regarding what their energy use is so that we can estimate our share of the total energy use. Have not estimated this number prefferi
8.5 Reporting Period From/To/Please estimate the uncertainty of the total gross global Scope 1 and 2 emissions figures that you have supplied and specify the sources of uncertainty in your data gathering, handling and calculations/Scope 1 emissions No Response
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions No third party verification or assurance Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.6a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.6b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements: Type of verification or assurance/Attach the document No Response
2013 Performance Band E C A NA
2013 Score 0 75 100 NA
0. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/sites/2013/23/20523/Investor CDP 2013/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2013/Introduction/sustainability_report_2012.pdf NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA The main facilities for emissions are those highlighted in Waters 2012 Annual Report. Others are included as well as the local operations assisted by including their data for reporting. The list of facilities can be found on page 15 of the report. NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA Waters Corporation is a leading supplier of analytical instrumentation used in the areas of pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental analyses. As such our markets are varied and include, government, universities, pharmaceutical, chemical and environment NA
0.1. Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. Waters Corporation is a leading supplier of analytical instrumentation used in the areas of pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental analyses. As such our markets are varied and include, government, universities, pharmaceutical, chemical and environment
0.2. Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2012-01-01
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2014 Performance Band E D A 2014 Performance Band
2014 Score 100 71 1 2014 Score
CDLI leader No No Yes The Climate Disclosure Leadership Index: A Company must: (1)   Make its response public and submit via CDP’s Online Response System (2) Achieve a score within the top 10% of the total regional sample population
Comment NA Comment
CPLI leader No No Yes The Climate Performance Leadership Inde: A company must: (1)Make its response public and submit via CDP’s Online Response System (2) Attain a performance score greater than (3) Disclose gross global Scope 1 and Scope 2 figures (4) Score maximum performanc
Scope 1 emissions 18164 All greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are directly from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity.
Scope 2 emissions 21445 All indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam. Indirect GHG emissions are a consequence of the activities of the reporting entity, but occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity.
Target(s) reported int Absolute/Intensive
Ticker WAT Ticker
Verification/ assurance NA Audit and verification by a competent and independent organization that uses a standardized set of terms and methods.
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 22 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 91 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 42 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 3.5 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Executive Diversity 0 0.05 0.41 Percentage of officers and directors that are female.
Percentage of Profit 0 0 1.086 Percentage of profit donated.
Rank 500 434 1 NA
Toxicity produced 773771631 81348 0 In pounds.
Toxicity released 113515588 16548 0 In pounds.
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Report reference ISO Standards? NA No NA NA
Sector NA Energy NA NA
Country (HQ) NA Finland NA NA
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Carbon Productivity 0.003 0.516 0.97 GHG Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions (CO2e).
Energy Productivity 0.021 0.921 0.971 Energy Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Energy Consumption (GJ).
Newsweek Green Score 0.014 0.416 0.851 This score is derived from the following component scores: an Energy Productivity,Carbon Productivity, Water Productivity, Waste Productivity, Reputation, Pay Link, Sustainability Themed Committee, Audit ; weighted at 45 percent, 45 percent, and 10 percen
Pay Link No No Yes A mechanism to link the remuneration of any member of a company's senior executive team with the achievement of environmental performance targets.
Rank 500 141 1
Reputation 0.005 1 1.0 The Reputation score is made up of two components: (1) The RepRisk Index, which is a quantitative measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company exposure to ESG risks. (2) The second component is based on the number of environmental issues that
Sustainability Themed Committee No No Yes The existence of a committee at the Board of Directors level whose mandate is related to the sustainability of the company, including but not limited to environmental matters.

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