InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Consumer Staples
Vevey, Switzerland
Brands and Associated Companies
Nescafe, Kit Kat, Perrier, Milo
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Nestle appears to be positively lobbying on climate and energy policy. Nestle has stated support for long-term climate policy and strongly supports the Paris Agreement. A proponent of science-based GHG emissions targets, in 2018 the company issued a statement with other US companies calling for the US Administration to retain the US Clean Power Plan. Nestle has advocated for EU GHG emissions standards for trucks, signing letters in 2016 and in 2018 in support of greater ambition. Nestle is also supporting the transition of the energy mix. In 2016 the company supported greater ambition with regards to EU renewable energy policy and, in 2018, called on US policymakers to better consider a renewable energy transition in electricity transmission policy. Nestle has mixed transparency on climate policy, stating its top-line climate position on its website but not describing its direct or indirect climate policy engagement activities in detail. Whilst the company has disclosed its positions on some climate policy through its CDP response, it has not disclosed on legislation such as EU CO2 standards for trucks or renewable energy policy. Also, whilst Nestle has listed various trade group memberships, it has not disclosed on its CEO Paul Buckle's membership of European Roundtable of Industrialists, an organization that our research suggests have less positive positions on climate change policy.

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