Ampol Limited (formerly Caltex Australia)

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
61%
Organisation Score
50%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Sydney, Australia
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Ampol appears to have taken a largely positive approach to climate lobbying, with limited direct engagement on policy. The company adopts a positive top-line position on the need for action on climate change and support for long-term climate policies, however it maintains memberships, including board positions, to industry associations with a strong negative influence on climate policy. In 2020, Ampol completed a re-brand which changed the company name, formerly Caltex.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Ampol communicates positive top-line messaging on the science of climate change and climate policy. In 2019, the company’s climate change position statement accepted the IPCC’s assessment of climate science, acknowledged the importance of action to limit temperature rises to 2 degrees and supported the goals of the Paris Agreement. Ampol’s 2019 climate change position statement also expresses broad support for measures to reduce emissions. However, Ampol’s annual report published in 2018 appeared to caveat its support for emissions reductions policies by stating support for measures that maintain the international competitiveness of Australian industries such as petroleum refining.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: In its 2019 climate change position statement on the corporate website, Ampol stated support for initiatives that support the achievement of Australia's 2030 climate change target. InfluenceMap has not found evidence relating to engagement with other climate-related regulations.

Position on the future energy mix: Ampol stated positive top-line support for a transition to a low carbon economy in its 2019 climate change position paper. Furthemore, in its "Future Energy and Decarbonisation Strategy” published 2021, it appeared to support a reduced role for oil, gas and coal in the energy mix, but it was unclear if the extent of this reduction was aligned with IPCC recommendations. However, in the same document it did also state support for increased policy and investments in the transition, including in renewables, electrification and hydrogen. Ampol does not appear to have disclosed engagement with specific regulations intended to enable the energy transition.

Industry Association Governance: Ampol lacks a dedicated, clearly identifiable disclosure of its engagement with industry associations, nor does it publish an audit disclosure of its alignment on climate change policy with its industry associations, but does disclose its industry association memberships in its 2020 sustainability report. Ampol is a member of a number of associations that lobby negatively on climate change policy, including the Business Council of Australia (BCA), where Ampol was a member of its Climate and Energy Committee, the Australian Institute of Petroleum, and the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
2 NS NA NS NS 2 NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
2 NS NA NS NS 1 NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NA NS NS 1 NS
Support of UN Climate Process
1 NS NA NS NS 1 NS
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Renewable Energy
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 NS NS NS NS NS NS
GHG Emission Regulation
0 NS 1 NS NS NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
67%
 
67%
 
46%
 
46%
 
51%
 
51%
 
34%
 
34%
 
47%
 
47%
 
75%
 
75%
 
51%
 
51%

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.