Dow Chemical

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
41%
Organisation Score
36%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Chemicals
Head​quarters:
Midland, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Dow AgroSciences, Union Carbide, Rohm and Haas, ANGUS Chemical Company
Official Web Site:

Dow Chemical is lobbying global climate change legislation with predominately negative engagement. Despite the CEO of Dow Chemical, Andrew Liveris, personally lobbying Trump and signing a letter in 2017 urging the US to stay in the Paris Agreement, soon after Trump’s election in 2016 he also criticized US climate regulatory costs, stating that the Clean Air Act and EPA had been “burdensome” and “onerous” on businesses, calling for “better regulations”. Dow Chemical has mixed engagement with renewable energy legislation, communicating support for Ohio’s renewable portfolio standards in 2017, while CEO statements from 2016-17 appear critical of the costs from general renewable portfolio standards. Dow Chemical further stated support for Ohio’s energy efficiency standards in 2017, while criticising EU energy efficiency reduction targets of 1.5% per year as unrealistic in a 2016 consultation response. Dow Chemical appears unsupportive of an ambitious EU ETS, stressing carbon leakage concerns in 2015 to push for 100% free allowances for energy-intensive industries, as well as taking legal action against the system in 2016. Dow also appears to have advocated against the US Clean Power Plan in a 2014 consultation, although 2017 communications suggest support for the plan. Dow Chemical endorses an all of the above energy policy, including increased unconventional gas production, while also publicly supporting the need to transition to a low carbon economy. Dow Chemical has leadership positions in the US Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and CEFIC, all of whom are aggressively and actively lobbying against climate change legislation.

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 2 2 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 0 1 NA -1 NS NS NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation NS NS NS NS NS -1 NS NA
UN Treaty Support 1 2 NS -1 1 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading -1 -1 0 -1 -1 NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 1 0 0 -1 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 -1 0 -2 0 -1 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 0 0 -2 0 0 -1 NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 0 0 -1 0 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
56%
 
56%
 
17%
 
17%
 
16%
 
16%
 
43%
 
43%
 
42%
 
42%
 
40%
 
40%
 
16%
 
16%
 
32%
 
32%
 
29%
 
29%

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.