Steps to Using CFP

Steps for using the CFP Survey:


  • Educate yourself about the survey by participating in a webinar and downloading the guidance document.

  • Apply to take the online survey.  Applications open on January 2, 2019.  In this initial application, indicate whether your company wishes to be named as participating in the Survey in the CFP 2019 Annual Report or remain anonymous. Note: The Survey is designed for brands and manufacturers of products or components of products. Product sectors include, but are not limited to, apparel and footwear; automobiles and automotive parts; building products and furniture; consumer packaged goods (including household and personal care products); electronics; medical devices; and textiles.

  • Receive approval from CFP to complete the online survey.

  • Sign terms of use agreement.

  • Log in to take the survey, respond to questions, and include applicable documentation. Survey questions include options to make your company’s responses (excluding documentation) and score publicly available on the CFP website.

  • Click “complete” when all responses are filled in and documentation provided.

    CFP will review responses and documentation, then assign each responding company a score from 1 – 100. Each responding company will receive a report with its score. CFP will compile and analyze data from all responders anonymously in an annual report, to be released in the third quarter of 2019.  With their permission, leading companies will be highlighted in the report by name. All companies that agree to make their participation public will be listed in the annual report. Responses and scores of companies that agree to make these public will be posted on the CFP website.

Click here to see the timeline and how to prepare for the 2019 Survey