Climate Change

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Brands and Associated Companies Jeep Alpha Romeo Dodge Ferrari
InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
43%
Organisation Score
35%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Automotive
Head​quarters:
London, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies
Jeep, Alpha Romeo, Dodge, Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) appears to be opposing several strands of climate change regulation that impact the automotive sector. FCA CEO, Sergio Marchionne, in 2015 clearly opposed the 2025 52mpg target in the US federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, suggesting FCA would incur significant costs and the timing for new standards was unrealistic. He therefore advocated instead for a "slow down the rate of regulations". He also appears to oppose California's Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) standards, reportedly describing them in 2015 as expensive and an existential threat. In the EU, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, advocates against EU 2021 CO2 (g/km) standards that he regards as "additional cost on an industry that is already struggling". Reports suggest that FCA has been bulk buying emission credits as an alternative to complying with ZEV regulations. In the run up to COP21 in December 2015, FCA has joined an industry wide effort calling for the “decarbonize” the automotive sector through cleaner fuels, new infrastructure. Despite this, in January 2016 Sergio Marchionne has continued to voice concern about climate regulations, including US CAFÉ standards and the electrification of transportation more generally. Sergio Marchionne is a board member of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), a trade association opposing multiple strands of EU climate regulations and policy.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 0 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 1 2 NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA -1 NA NA NA NS 1
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS -2 -2 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS 2 NS 0 -1 -1 -1 NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 0 NS 0 0 0 0 -1 NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 2 NS -1 -2 -1 -1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS 2 NA NA NA NS 2
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
27%
 
38%
 
32%
 
44%
 
39%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.