Nucor Corporation

InfluenceMap Score
F
Performance Band
16%
Organisation Score
31%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Charlotte, United States
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Nucor Corporation has a negative engagement with climate change policy in the U.S while retaining membership to trade groups actively opposing US climate legislation. In a 2014 consultation response filed on its behalf to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nucor opposed the US Clean Power Plan’s GHG emission rule on a number of grounds and challenged the authority of the EPA to make and enforce GHG emission targets at the state level. More broadly, the company appears to have opposed EPA's approach to regulating GHG emissions. Nucor has been involved with a number of legal challenges to federal GHG emission regulation. In 2016, it also criticised a potential new GHG rule in Washington State and [258637 lobbied the New York's Large-Scale Renewable Program and a Clean Energy Standard for exemptions for industry. Despite suggesting on its website that it supports an increased role for gas as a low-carbon substitute for coal, in feedback to policy makers over the clean power plan, it criticized the rule for targeting coal plants, which, it argued, would push up costs for the industry. Current Nucor CEO is the Chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute and is on the board of the National Association of Manufactures, both of which have actively opposed climate legislation in the US.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
NS NS NS NS -2 -2 -2 NA
Climate Science Stance
NS NS NA -1 NS NS NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
NS NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA -2 NA NA NA NS NS
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 -2 NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 NS NS -1 NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards
NS -2 NS -1 -2 NS -1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
29%
 
29%
 
33%
 
33%
 
27%
 
27%
 
22%
 
22%

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.