Occidental Petroleum

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
38%
Organisation Score
27%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Greenway Plaza, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Oxy, OxyChem
Official Web Site:

Occidental Petroleum appears to be negatively engaged on climate policy.  It is unclear whether Occidental Petroleum is supportive of action on climate change.  On its website, the company stresses the social and economic costs of mandatory GHG emission controls and states opposition to local or regional level GHG emission regulations due to the "inherent geographic restrictions in their ability to affect any human-induced climate change."    Responding on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement in 2017, Occidental CEO Vivki Hollub stated that the company was not involved in "the politics".   The company has stated that it is "neutral" on carbon taxes and emission trading schemes through its responses to CDP's Climate Change Information Requests, but specifies that it does not support mandatory GHG emission controls that apply only to certain sectors.    In 2014, whilst active in California, Occidental Petroleum had affiliations with organisations actively opposing Californian climate change policy, such as the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), which for example strongly opposed California's clean energy law, Assembly Bill 32.   Occidental has since left WSPA, following a decision to move its operations out of California.  Occidental has also exited ALEC, an organization aggressively opposing US Climate regulations and involved in climate change denial. However, the company retains membership of other organizations who are oppositional to US climate change regulation, including the American Petroleum Institute and the US Chamber of Commerce.

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
0 NS NS NS 0 1 0 NA
Climate Science Stance
-1 NS NA NS NS 1 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
-1 NS NA NS NS 0 NS NA
UN Treaty Support
0 NS NS NS NS -1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS 0 NS NS 0 NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS 0 -1 NS 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 NS NS NS -1 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
0 NS NS -1 -1 NS 0 NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 -1 NS 0 -1 -1 0 NA
GHG Emission Standards
0 NS 0 -1 -2 NS 0 NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NS
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
21%
 
21%
 
41%
 
41%
 
17%
 
17%
 
22%
 
22%
 
39%
 
39%

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.