Royal DSM

InfluenceMap Score
B-
Performance Band
78%
Organisation Score
47%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Chemicals
Head​quarters:
Heerlen, Netherlands
Brands and Associated Companies
Dyneema, Brewers Clarex

Royal DSM (DSM) is actively and positively lobbying on climate change legislation. DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma is a vocal proponent of taking action on climate change and supports a transition to a low carbon economy. The company has publicly backed various initiatives to encourage emission reductions in line with the UN Climate Treaty. This included in 2017 calling on G20 governments to support the recommendations of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. DSM has publicly supported EU renewable energy and energy efficiency legislation in the past, despite stating that they preferred a single GHG emissions target instead of multiple energy policies to EU policy makers during a 2015 consultation. The company's current website states that, owing to its RE100 commitments, it actively engages with governments to encourage regulations and policies that help it scale up its renewable procurement. DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma is an active proponent of carbon pricing policy globally. DSM appears to support the EU ETS, although with exceptions owing to concerns about loss of competitiveness and carbon leakage. DSM's overall score is negatively affected due to a DSM executive occupying a senior position in CEFIC, which appears to have resisted climate policy in Europe.

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
2 2 NS NS NS 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance
2 1 NA 0 1 1 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
1 NS NS NS 1 0 NS NA
UN Treaty Support
2 1 NS NS 1 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS 1 1 NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS 1 0 0 0 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
2 NS 1 -2 NS 1 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
2 2 2 -2 1 1 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
2 1 NS NS 2 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
2 1 NS 2 2 2 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NS 0 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
47%
 
47%
 
41%
 
41%
 
60%
 
60%
 
37%
 
37%

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.