Climate Change

British American Tobacco

Brands and Associated Companies Dunhill Lucky Strike Kent Pall Mall
InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Consumer Staples
London, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies
Dunhill, Lucky Strike, Kent, Pall Mall

British American Tobacco appears to have little engagement with climate change policy. On its website, the company states some general support for carbon trading policy and, in 2012, it signed a letter from UK businesses calling on policy makers to set a specific carbon emissions reduction target. However, there is evidence of membership donations to the Australian Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) in 2012, which is known to produce and disseminate climate change denial]. They are also corporate members of Business Europe and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which have resisted strands of climate change legislation in Europe.

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 -1 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA 0 NA NA NA NS 0
Emissions Trading 1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 NS NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS 2 NA NA NA NS 1
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.