Climate Change

General Electric

Brands and Associated Companies GE Capital GE Energy GE Aviation GE Healthcare
InfluenceMap Score
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Fairfield, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
GE Capital, GE Energy, GE Aviation, GE Healthcare
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General Electric (GE) does not appear to be supportive of an ambitious climate change regulatory regime. Although they have signed an open letter calling for an ambitious UN Climate Treaty, on their website and in consultation they appear to suggest that they are supporting weaker policy responses. They also seem to support less stringent GHG emissions standards. In 2013 GE advocated to Polish policymakers to support the transition to a low-carbon energy mix; however, more recently they appear to have stated support for the sustained use of coal and an increased role for shale gas in the energy mix, both on their website and in consultation with US policymakers. In addition, although they have a clear position on climate science on their website, they appear to have suggested in consultation that climate science may be unclear. GE hold leadership positions in Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturing, both of whom appear to have negative positions on climate change related regulations and policies.

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

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.