Canadian Natural Resources

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
36%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Calgary, Canada

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) appear to have an unsupportive stance on climate policy. While stating support for a lower carbon future energy mix, CNRL have also advocated for an ongoing role for a high percentage of oil and gas from unconventional sources in the future energy mix. They have suggested support for a carbon tax, as part of a carbon pricing scheme. However, they have also argued for allowances for energy-intensive industries and revenues be directed toward developing technologies. This position has remained the same from 2016. CNRL are concerned with reducing their methane emissions and GHG emissions intensity, however, their support for GHG emissions regulation is mixed. They have stated support for Alberta’s Climate Leadership plan, which has a methane emission reduction target of 45% by 2025. At the same time, they have advocated for an outcome-based approach to methane regulation and that reductions are delivered through an incentive-based approach. They appear to support energy efficiency within the organisation as a means to reduce GHG emissions. They have stated they are working to ensure policies which encourage energy efficiency, however, they have not provided detail of what this policy would be. stating they work to ensure that new policies encourage energy efficiency. In general, CNRL have not been transparent about their engagement with climate change policies nor their involvement with industry groups. They have declared their involvement with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and Oil & Gas UK, however, they do not make clear how they are influencing these trade associations. CAPP have lobbied for a weaker carbon tax and increased subsidies for Canadian oil and gas companies, while [186217 Oil & Gas UK has negatively lobbied climate change policy in the UK.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance
0 -1 NA NS -2 -1 -1 NA
Need for Climate Regulation
1 NS NS NS NS 1 NS NA
UN Treaty Support
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS -1 0 NS -2 1 NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS -1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 NS 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
-1 -1 NS NS -1 -1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
0 NS -1 NS -1 0 -1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
-2 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
31%
 
31%

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.