Climate Change

Canadian Natural Resources

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Calgary, Canada

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) appear to have an unsupportive stance on climate policy. They seemingly support a high GHG emission energy mix and CNRL President Steve Laut has been vocal in his support of the the Keystone XL Pipeline as a way to boost to the Canadian the oil sands industry. Mr Laut has welcomed the new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approach to tackling climate change, he has also stated that he supports the principle of a carbon tax, as long as the proceeds are invested in new technology. Paradoxically however, the company appears to have 102759 opposed higher carbon taxes and new government-mandated policies to tackle climate change. Further to this, CNRL have not supported GHG emissions regulations and Vice-President Doug Proll has stated that they do not want investment to be impeded by ‘short term’ decisions on climate change. In general, CNRL have not been transparent about their engagement with climate change policies nor their involvement with industry groups. They have detailed their involvement with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), through whom they apparently advocate for 'new GHG emission laws and regulations.’ However, they do not make clear the CAPP's position on GHG emissions regulation which appears to be negative.

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