Climate Change

Buzzi Unicem 

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Casale Monferrato, Italian

Buzzi Unicem appears to have limited engagement with climate change policy. An article in the company’s magazine in 2015 appears to have encouraged a positive engagement with the IPCC regarding the threats of climate change. However, on its website, the company has indicated that the ‘delicate question concerning carbon leakage’ is a more important political issue. Evidence would suggest that Buzzi Unicem is not supportive of ambitious reforms to the EU ETS having stated to investors both in 2014 and 2015 that it expects to retain its allocation of free emission permits as an industry under the threat of carbon leakage. Buzzi Unicem has joined CEMBUREAU’s initiative for a low-carbon economy by 2050 and has shown some limited support for transitioning its own operations away from fossil fuel and towards alternative fuels, recovered from waste materials. It has also disclosed its membership of trade associations such as CANACEM and the Portland Cement Association that, together with CEMBUREAU, have opposed various strands climate change regulation in the EU, Mexico and the U.S.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance -1 0 NA NS -1 NS 0 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 -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS -1 NS 0 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 0 0 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 0 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 1 0 NA NA NA NS NS
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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.