InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Consumer Staples
Vevey, Switzerland
Brands and Associated Companies
Nescafe, Kit Kat, Perrier, Milo
Official Web Site:

Nestle appears to be actively and positively lobbying climate and energy policies worldwide. Nestle has consistently supported climate regulations in line with achieving a 2°C target and strongly supports the Paris Agreement. Nestle has also communicated support for science-based GHG emissions targets and advocated in favour of the Clean Power Plan in 2015. Furthermore, evidence suggests Nestle support ambitious EU GHG emissions standards for trucks, signing a letter in 2016 supporting binding CO2 targets. In 2014 they demonstrated support for energy efficiency standards, both through a joint letter to the US President and in consultation with the EPA. Furthermore, they appear to be broadly supportive of the economy transitioning towards a low-carbon energy mix, in the US advocating in favor of renewable energy policy. Nestle CEO, Paul Bulcke, is a member of both the European Roundtable of Industrialists and the International Chamber of Commerce, organizations that our research suggests have resisted strands of climate change related regulations and policies.

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 1 1 NA NS 0 1 NS NA
Need for climate regulations 1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 2 2 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 0
Carbon Tax NS 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS 1 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS 2 1 2 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS 2 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 2 1 1 NS 2 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards 1 2 1 NS 2 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 1 NA NA NA NS 1
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.