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IKEA is actively and positively lobbying on climate change policy worldwide. In 2017, IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard communicated support for getting state and non-state actors to "radically decarbonize". IKEA has consistently backed the Paris Agreement, including urging US President Trump to remain in the Agreement in 2017. In its sustainability reporting, IKEA sets out its support for "strong policies" to tackle climate change and has committed to using its influence to advocate climate action. In practice, IKEA has been particularly active on renewable energy legislation. For example, maintaining that ‘bold targets work’, IKEA has supported a binding EU renewable target of ‘at least’ 40% since 2014, and continued to advocate for a higher ambition target in 2017 whilst also calling on policymakers to remove barriers to corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs). In Japan, IKEA joined companies in 2017 calling for action from the government to make grid rules changes to help companies reach their voluntary 100% renewable targets. IKEA has also lobbied for stronger vehicle fuel economy standards in the US in 2017 and, in 2018, for ambitious EU CO2 targets for heavy-duty vehicles. In 2017, IKEA supported specific energy efficiency standards and targets in Switzerland and Ohio, USA.

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