Climate Change

Merck

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
52%
Organisation Score
35%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Healthcare
Head​quarters:
Kenilworth, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Merck Manuals, Vioxx
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Merck appear to demonstrate limited engagement with climate change related regulations and policies. They have expressed general support for the transition to a low-carbon energy mix and a 'global framework' to reduce GHG emissions. However, through membership of NEDA/CAP, they appear to have advocated for policy makers to oppose the EPA Clean Air Act. Despite its limited engagement, Merck is a member of a number of trade associations actively engaged in opposing climate change legislation both in the US and in Europe. A senior executive is on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers and the company is a member of both the US Chamber of Commerce and BusinessEurope.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA -1 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 0 NS NS NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS NS NS -2 -2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 2 NA NA NA NS 2
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
28%
 
28%
 
17%
 
17%
 
29%
 
29%
 
29%
 
29%
 
30%
 
30%
 
32%
 
32%
 
95%
 
95%
 
43%
 
43%

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.