Coca Cola

InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Consumer Staples
Atlanta, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Monster Beverage, Dasani, Minute Maid, Coke
Official Web Site:

Coca Cola appear to be selectively engaging with climate change legislation. They appear to have an accessible position on climate change science and its risks, with a focus on water scarcity. It is on this basis (being primarily concerned with water) that they made the decision not to support the EPA's Clean Power Plan. In 2014 they appeared to support an early introduction of the Market Stability Reserve under the EU ETS to raise the carbon price in Europe. Finally, in 2015, through their association with the Prince of Wales Trust and the WWF, Coca Cola appear to have directly advocated for policymakers to support a GHG emissions reduction target in the EU, as well as a global deal to limit global warming to 2C. Despite this, Coca-Cola holds membership in a number of organizations who appear to have oppose climate policy, in particular the National Association of Manufacturers, the Business Council of Australia and the US Chamber of Commerce.

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

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.