Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Cargill AgHorizons Black River Asset Management LLC
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Brands and Associated Companies
Cargill AgHorizons, Black River Asset Management LLC
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Cargill appear to have negative engagement with climate change regulation. Although Executive Chairman Gregory Page participated in the production of a report with a clear position on climate change science and the need for action, he himself appears unwilling to take a position on climate science and at times it seems even to be unclear if he is questioning the science of climate change. He is also reported to have signed a joint letter directly advocating to President Obama to implement the Keystone XL Pipeline. Cargill appear not to support mandates or standards, preferring voluntary initiatives both in relation to renewable energy legislation and GHG emissions standards. Through a senior executive, Cargill appear to be a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and they are direct corporate members of the US Chamber of Commerce and the European Chemical Industry Council; organizations that appear to have resisted numerous strands of climate change regulation.

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