General Motors

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
50%
Organisation Score
37%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Automotive
Head​quarters:
Detroit, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Cadillac, Opel, Vaxhaull, Chevrolet
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

General Motors (GM) is actively engaging with climate change policy, with a number of negative positions. GM stated in 2015 that the company fully intends to meet requirements of 2025 CAFE standards. However, reports suggest that the company pushed for a less stringent regulatory program and also actively opposed the finalization of the EPA's vehicle GHG emission standards in 2017. In 2018, CEO Marry Barra has pushed for a nationalized approach to US vehicle regulations, a move that may limit the ability of US states to set more ambitious standards than the current US federal administration. GM has advocated for measures that support the transition the energy mix, including supporting the American Business Act on Climate Pledge in 2015 and an industry-wide commitment to “decarbonize automotive transportation”. However, GM has argued that policies to drive the decarbonisation of transport, such as those related to Zero Emissions Vehicles in California, as forcing electrification that "outpace consumer demands". In 2017, CEO Marry Barra also appears to have advised China against regulatory mandates on electric vehicles. GM is a member of several trade associations that have sought to delay or weaken climate change legislation in across the world and the US, most notably the Auto Alliance which has aggressively sought to undermine US vehicle GHG and fuel economy regulations.

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
0 NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance
1 1 NA NS 1 NS NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
0 NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
0 1 NA NS 2 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
2 NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
-1 NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 -1 NS -2 -1 -1 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 NA
GHG Emission Standards
0 0 NS -1 -1 0 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
 
39%
 
39%
 
44%
 
44%
 
22%
 
22%
 
36%
 
36%
 
22%
 
22%
 
47%
 
47%

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.