Climate Change

Caterpillar

Brands and Associated Companies FG Wilson Anchor Perkins
InfluenceMap Score
E-
Performance Band
31%
Organisation Score
26%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Industrials
Head​quarters:
Peoria, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
FG Wilson, Anchor, Perkins

Caterpillar appear to have negative engagement with some areas of climate policy, particularly transition of the energy mix. They appear to have opposed the EPA Clean Power Plan in consultation in December 2014. In the same consultation they also seem to have advocated strongly to policy makers to maintain the current high GHG emissions energy mix. Furthermore, their apparent support for an all of the above approach to the future energy mix seems to be visible on their website, in communications to investors and in comments by their CEO. Evidence also seems to suggest that they do not support EPA emissions standards for engines or renewable energy legislation. In addition, Caterpillar hold leadership positions in organizations who appear to oppose climate change related regulations and policies, notably NAM, ALEC, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 1 NS NA NS -1 NS 0 NA
Climate Science Stance -1 NS NA NS 0 NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS 0 NA
UN Treaty Support 1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA NA NA NA NA NS -1
Carbon Tax NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix -2 1 NA -2 NS -2 -2 NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 NS NA -2 -2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS NA NA NA NA NS 1
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
16%
 
16%
 
24%
 
30%
 
48%
 
29%
 
12%
 
8%
 
63%

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.