InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Consumer Staples
New York City, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Pepsi, Gatorade, Tropicana, Quaker Oats
Official Web Site:

PepsiCo appear to have fairly limited but largely positive engagement with climate change legislation. They have stated support for the EPA Clean Power Plan and CAFE standards in the US, and were reported to support a carbon tax in 2013. They have also signed the Trillion Tonne Communique, which calls for an ambitious UN Climate Treaty and the transition to a low carbon economy. However, their position on transition of the energy mix appears to be inconsistent, as media sources reported in 2013 that they supported the exploitation of the Albertan tar sands. PepsiCo's overall score is reduced as a result of their membership of the Business Roundtable and the US Chamber of Commerce, which appear to be negatively impacting strands of US climate legislation.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency NS 2 2 NS NS 1 0 NA
Climate Science Stance NS 2 NA NS NS 0 NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS 0 NS -1 NS 0 NA
UN Treaty Support NS 2 NA NS 1 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA 0 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax NS NS 0 NS 1 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS 1 1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS 1 NS 1 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS 1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix NS 2 NS NS 0 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NA -1 NA NA NA NS 2
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.