Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Westinghouse ASEA Brown Boveri
InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
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Zurich, Switzerland
Brands and Associated Companies
Westinghouse, ASEA Brown Boveri
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ABB appear to have limited but positive interaction with climate change related regulations and policies. ABB CEO, Ulrich Spiesshofer, made statements in 2014 apparently supporting renewable energy legislation and the low carbon transition of the energy mix at the UN General Assembly, in addition to speaking publicly in support of the removal of fossil fuel subsidies at the World Economic Forum. ABB seem to have actively supported the strengthening of existing EU energy efficiency targets. An exception to this positive interaction trend is a tweet in March 2014 where ABB seem to have advocated the export of American coal as a solution to diminishing coal consumption in the US. The company does not appear to be transparent about its policy positions on its website. ABB largely has only indirect memberships in trade associations, with the exception of the European Round Table of Industrialists of which CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer is a member.

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

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.