Climate Change

Dow Chemical

Brands and Associated Companies Dow AgroSciences Union Carbide Rohm and Haas ANGUS Chemical Company
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Midland, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Dow AgroSciences, Union Carbide, Rohm and Haas, ANGUS Chemical Company
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Dow appear to be actively and negatively engaging with climate change policy and regulations. Although they signed an open letter in 2015 calling for a strong UN Climate Treaty, they appear in a 2013 EU consultation to have advocated for less unilateral action in the lead up to COP21 and emphasized the necessity for a climate target to be 'technically achievable and cost-efficient'. In the same 2013 EU consultation, Dow seem also to have opposed 2030 energy efficiency, renewable energy and GHG emissions targets, in addition to advocating for the use of all sources of energy, including unconventional oil and gas. In a 2014 letter to the former President of the European Commission, Jose Barroso, they appear to have opposed reform of the EU ETS and measures to transition the energy mix. A European subsidiary of the company has taken legal action to challenge ETS reforms in an effort to regain an increased supply of free emission permits. Dow also appear to have advocated against the EPA Clean Power Plan in consultation in 2014 and to support a continued role for coal in the energy mix. Among other leadership roles in trade associations, a Dow senior executive is on the board of the US Chamber of Commerce, and another is chair of the Programme Council on Industrial Policy at CEFIC, both of which appear to be opposing strands of climate policy.

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