Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Wintershall Holding
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Ludwigshafen, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
Wintershall Holding
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BASF appear to be actively and negatively engaged with EU climate change policy. They appear to have opposed EU renewable energy and energy efficiency targets in a 2014 consultation. Despite stating support for the EU 2030 GHG emissions target, they then further advocate for equally weighted targets for growth and competitiveness. Their CEO also seems to have repeatedly expressed concerns about the effect of the target on competitiveness. Moreover, they appear to have opposed reform of the EU ETS in a 2014 letter to the then President of the European Commission. They also appear to express additional concerns over the cost of policies to transition towards a low-carbon economy, preferring a market-based approach to renewable energy and energy efficiency. BASF executives have senior leadership roles in a number of trade associations that do not appear to be supporting climate change policies, notably the US National Association of Manufacturers and the CEFIC.

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