Amazon

InfluenceMap Score
C+
Performance Band
80%
Organisation Score
45%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Retailing
Head​quarters:
Seattle, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
www.amazon.com, amazon.com
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Amazon.com (Amazon) is lobbying US climate change policy with positive support. Amazon has recognized the economic imperative of responding to climate change, appears to advocate for ambitious climate regulation in its communications and continued to support the Paris Agreement in 2017 after US withdrawal from the accord. In 2016, Amazon took joint legal action to defend the US Clean Power Plan in court through an amicus brief, stating that the legislation will make ‘renewable energy supplies more robust, more reliable and more affordable’. Amazon further seems supportive of renewable energy legislation, endorsing an extension to the federal Production and Investment Tax Credits in 2015 in a blog post. Amazon has backed multiple policies to promote a low-carbon transition. In 2016 it stressed the benefits of renewable energy proliferation from the Clean Power Plan and also testified to the Ohio House of Representatives urging them to back policy to promote wind power in the state. Amazon does not however appear to transparently disclose a list of its climate policy positions and has not disclosed clear positions on a number climate policy areas, for example, those relevant to transport, such as CAFE standards and shipping GHG emission standards. Amazon remains one of the largest companies to not respond to CDP’s Climate Change Information Request in 2017. Amazon is a member of Advanced Energy Economy who are actively lobbying in support of renewable energy legislation in the US.

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
2 NS NS NS -1 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance
NS 1 NA 1 NS 2 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
1 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
NS 1 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
1 1 NS 2 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
1 1 NS 2 2 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
2 NS NA 2 2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
40%
 
40%
 
21%
 
21%
 
39%
 
39%
 
47%
 
47%
 
95%
 
95%
 
47%
 
47%
 
37%
 
37%

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.