Philips

InfluenceMap Score
B
Performance Band
84%
Organisation Score
51%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Information Technology
Head​quarters:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Brands and Associated Companies
Koninklijke Philips NV
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Philips appears to have limited, positive engagement with EU climate change policy in 2018-20, primarily through business-led climate initiatives. Alongside top-line support for the Paris Agreement and a 1.5°C global warming target, Philips appears to have supported ambitious GHG emissions targets, energy efficiency targets, and renewable energy legislation in the EU.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Philips appears to have expressed positive top-line messaging on climate policy. In 2021, Philips stated support for a 1.5°C global warming target on its corporate website. In further communications from 2020, Philips advocated for EU climate regulation and promoted a green recovery response to COVID-19. In 2019, Philips also advocated for an EU net-zero target by 2050 in a joint letter, and in 2021 the company announced support for the US re-joining the Paris Agreement.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Philips has limited, positive engagement with EU climate policy in 2018-20, primarily through numerous business-led climate initiatives. Through co-signing onto joint corporate letters to policymakers, Philips has supported numerous ambitious EU policies. These include advocating for a carbon price floor for the EU Emissions Trading System and a 55% EU 2030 GHG target in 2020, as well as supporting a higher 40% EU energy efficiency target in 2018.

Furthermore, Philips’ 2020 CDP response states support for the EU’s Clean Energy Package and for “ambitious renewable energy targets”. Philips in 2018 also signed a joint letter advocating for EU policies to promote renewable electricity sourcing. Philips does not appear to have a clear disclosure of its climate-relevant positions on its corporate website.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Philips appears to have positive, albeit limited engagement on the energy transition. In 2020, the CEO of Philips signed a joint letter supporting the wider transition to a low carbon economy, including the expansion of EV charging infrastructure.

Industry Association Governance: Philips has publicly disclosed information on its memberships to industry associations on a dedicated webpage, without providing further details on the company’s role within each association or its influence over their climate positions. Siemens has not published a review of its alignment with its industry associations. Philips is a member of the European Roundtable for Industry, which is lobbying EU climate policy with mixed but increasingly positive engagement, and Business Europe, which is negatively engaged with EU climate legislation.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
NS 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
2 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
NS 1 NS NS NS 1 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS 1 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS NS 2 2 NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS 1 2 NS 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS 1 2 NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
NS 1 1 NS 1 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS 1 NS NS 2 2 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS 0 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
58%
 
58%
 
43%
 
43%
 
57%
 
57%

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.