LafargeHolcim

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
59%
Organisation Score
50%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Jona, Switzerland
Brands and Associated Companies
Cement Australia, Aggregates UK, ACC Ltd, Ambuja Cement

LafargeHolcim appears to have a significant but mixed engagement with various strands of climate change policy.

Through statements in a number of internal publications, including their 2017 Sustainability Report, LafargeHolcim has expressed support for limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. LafargeHolcim’s CEO, Jan Jenisch, co-signed an open letter from the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders on the need to do more to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. The 2 degrees Celsius target is not in line with the IPCC’s call to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, however, LafargeHolcim have stated they support a carbon neutral construction sector, although without a timeline attached.

LafargeHolcim appears to have a mixed engagement with a number of climate policy strands. LafargeHolcim appears to support energy efficiency, developing the Energy Efficiency in Buildings initiative through the World Business Council of Sustainable Development and has stated a need for increased investments into energy efficiency initiatives. However, in their 2018 CDP report, LafargeHolcim criticise energy efficiency policies for focusing on specific materials rather than building codes and argue for the inclusion of regulation on the inclusion of thermal mass – a measure with unclear overall outcomes on energy efficiency. This is reflective of LafargeHolcim’s desire for market-based mechanisms over government policy on a range of climate targets, including GHG emissions reduction targets, for which they state they have set their own science-based targets, but remain unclear on whether or not they support legislative targets. They have additionally suggested they support both cap and trade policies and the EU ETS, however, for both have argued that it must create a level playing field to ensure international industrial competitiveness.

The company also appears to have strong connections to various organizations such as CEMBUREAU and the European Roundtable of Industrialists, who appear to have a negative influence on climate change legislation.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
1 2 NA NS 1 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance
1 1 NA 1 2 1 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
0 0 NS 0 0 0 NS NA
UN Treaty Support
1 1 NA NS 2 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
0 NS 0 0 0 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
1 NS 0 0 0 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 2 0 0 1 1 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
NS NS NS 0 NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
1 1 NS 1 0 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
-1 1 NS -2 NS NS -1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
32%
 
32%
 
46%
 
46%
 
46%
 
46%
 
55%
 
55%
 
55%
 
55%
 
68%
 
68%
 
61%
 
61%
 
67%
 
67%
 
21%
 
21%

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.