Climate Change

Google

Brands and Associated Companies Gmail Adwords Android Youtube
InfluenceMap Score
B-
Performance Band
87%
Organisation Score
28%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Information Technology
Head​quarters:
Mountain View, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Gmail, Adwords, Android, Youtube

Google appear to have a positive engagement with climate change related regulations and policies. In 2014 Google advocated to policy makers to strengthen the EPA Clean Power Plan, particularly the component renewable energy targets and in 2016 the company directly defended the EPA's Plan by intervening in a legal case bought against it. They further supported renewable energy legislation in 2015, when they advocated to policy makers to oppose a bill to repeal North Carolina renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. In addition, in 2014 Google Chairman Eric Schmidt strongly criticized ALEC's position on climate science. Despite this, Google does not appear to disclose information on their website about their own, or their trade associations' engagement with 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 NS NS 2 NS NS 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance NS 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS 2 NA NS 2 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA -1 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS 2 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS 2 2 2 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix NS 1 2 NS NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 NS 2 2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 1 NA NA NA NS 1
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
29%
 
16%
 
40%
 
33%

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.