DuPont

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
70%
Organisation Score
44%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Chemicals
Head​quarters:
Wilmington, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Kevlar, Teflon, DuPont Pioneer
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

DuPont appears to be developing broadly positive positions towards climate change policy. In 2017, DuPont signed public letters to President Trump calling for the US to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement and pursue low-carbon policies in line with the US's commitments. Although previously, the company appears to have not supported the US Clean Power Plan, favouring instead market-based approaches to GHG emissions regulation. DuPont stated its support for energy efficiency policies in 2017 and also signed a industry letter advocating increasing the ambition of the EU renewable energy target of over 35%. Between 2015-2017, DuPont has advocated for policy promoting biofuels to reduce emissions in the US and EU transport sectors. However, DuPont holds senior positions in a number of trade associations actively opposed to ambitious climate change policy. For example, in Europe, it holds board membership of CEFIC and is a member of BusinessEurope's corporate advisory group. In 2017, a DuPont executive also held board membership of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in the US, however, in its 2017 response to CDP's climate change questionnaire, DuPont stated that is was attempting to use its position to neutralise the oppositional climate positions of other ACC members.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
2 2 NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
1 1 NA NS 1 1 0 NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 1 NS NS NS 2 1 NA
Support of UN Climate Process
0 1 NA NS 2 0 1 NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA 0 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS 1 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS -1 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS -1 1 1 NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
1 1 1 2 2 NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 1 1 NS 2 1 1 NA
GHG Emission Regulation
2 1 NS NS 0 NS -1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
46%
 
46%
 
47%
 
47%
 
41%
 
41%
 
23%
 
23%
 
23%
 
23%
 
93%
 
93%
 
39%
 
39%
 
94%
 
94%
 
22%
 
22%
 
22%
 
22%
 
49%
 
49%
 
32%
 
32%
 
36%
 
36%
 
45%
 
45%

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.