Climate Change


InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Information Technology
Santa Clara, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Intel Inside, Pentium
Official Web Site:

Intel's engagment with climate change policy appears to have improved with time. In 2017, Intel joined a call from businesses to President Trump and the US Congress advocating support for the UN Climate Treaty and low-carbon policies in the US. Intel has clearly communicated its positions on climate policy and favors a carbon price, introduced through either a carbon tax or an emissions trading scheme. Intel has also stated support for energy efficiency and renewable legislation in the US but with exceptions, preferring market-based approaches. Despite previously appearing to have indirectly challenged aspects of the US EPA Clean Air Policy through litigation and engagement with policymakers, recent evidence suggests increased support for GHG emission regulation. In 2016, Intel distanced itself from the negative positions of two trade associations it belongs to, the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufactures, that actively oppose US climate regulation and instead stated support for the Obama Administration's Climate Change Action Plan and the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

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