Climate Change

Husky Energy

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Calgary, Canada
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Despite little overall engagement with climate policy, Husky Energy does appear to be opposing the development of ambitious climate change regulations in the Alberta province of Canada. Husky Energy has stated on its website that it is “supporting the development of a national climate change action plan”. It does not, however, appear to support regional level climate action and in September 2015 wrote to the Albertan Climate Change Advisory Panel advocating for the safeguarding of oil sector competitiveness and advising that, when it comes to emission regulations, “stringency increases should not be contemplated” until other regional and national jurisdictions implement similar policy. Despite suggesting its preference for a national response to climate change, Husky Energy has also communicated its concerns about the “adverse effects” of “more onerous” greenhouse gas emission regulations being developed by the Federal Government of Canada and the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Husky Energy CEO Asim Ghosh appears to have 169326 openly questioned Alberta’s carbon tax policy. Despite Husky Energy stating in its 2015 CDP Climate Change Information Request that it supported a carbon tax “with minor exceptions”, in October 2015 Asim Ghosh called Alberta’s carbon tax 168788 “politically suicidal”. To 168786 investors he has suggested that any move by the government over climate that jeopardizes jurisdictional competitiveness will encourage him to look elsewhere when considering future investment.

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