Daimler

InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
44%
Organisation Score
40%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Automotive
Head​quarters:
Stuttgart, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
Mercedes Benz, Smart Cars, AMG, Freight Liner
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

In 2016, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche stated that the company would live up to its “climate policy responsibilities” and cut CO2 emissions from its cars. However, evidence suggests the company has not supported various policy developments to increase ambition on automotive sector emission reductions. For example, in its 2017 sustainability report Daimler has called EU CO2 targets for 2021 “very challenging”, also 306723 stating that it cannot guarantee it will be compliant. Additionally, in 2018, Daimler called EU CO2 targets for trucks ‘technically and economically unfeasible’ and has 383411 advocated for weaker targets. Similarly, in a consultation with the US EPA in 2016, the company called US CAFE and GHG emission standards for MY2021-25 “extremely aggressive.” Daimler retains board-level membership of powerful automotive trade groups the German automotive association (the VDA) and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) that have consistently lobbied for less stringent CO2 emission standard for vehicles in Europe between 2017-2018. In 2019, Daimler has said it is aiming to make all of its new passenger cars CO2 neutral by 2039. Previously, however, a Daimler spokesperson argued that "combustion engines will still be around for a long time"; and, in 2017-2018, CEO Dieter Zetsche has questioned public support for electric cars.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
1 2 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance
NS 1 NA NS NS 1 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
NS 1 NS -1 0 NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
0 0 NS -1 NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NS
Carbon Tax
NS 0 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS 0 NS -2 1 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 NS NS -1 0 0 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
NS NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 0 NS 1 -1 0 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
33%
 
33%
 
41%
 
41%
 
44%
 
44%
 
47%
 
47%
 
36%
 
36%
 
22%
 
22%
 
25%
 
25%
 
60%
 
60%
 
32%
 
32%

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.