Koch Industries

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Wichita, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Georgia-Pacific, Invista, Molex, Flint Hills Resources
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Koch Industries appears to be actively opposing almost all areas of climate legislation. In 2014 in the US, they were reportedly active in their opposition to a carbon tax, funding politicians and campaigns to oppose the tax. Similarly, in 2014 they appear to have opposed the U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan in consultation and through direct engagement with policy makers, and boasted about their success in blocking the US Cap and Trade Scheme in 2010. Additionally, they appear to be opposing measures to transition to a low carbon economy, advocating against renewable energy subsidies, and funding groups that have opposed energy efficiency standards, the repeal of fossil fuel subsidies and the need for action on climate change. They seem to be exceptionally active in opposing renewable energy standards across the U.S. Both the organization and its CEO, Charles Koch, appear to have questioned climate change science, and have reportedly funded climate denial. Senior executives are active in both the National Association of Manufacturers and ALEC, which also appear to be resisting climate change related regulations and policies.

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