Climate Change

Pfizer

Brands and Associated Companies Advil Viagra Centrum
InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
71%
Organisation Score
28%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Healthcare
Head​quarters:
New York City, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Advil, Viagra, Centrum
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Pfizer seemingly recognizes the importance of climate change policy but otherwise appears to have limited engagement in the area. Pfizer is signature to the Carbon Disclosure Project and We Mean Businesses’ ‘science based targets initiatives,’ committing the company to ambitious target-setting in support of efforts to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2°C. This positive position on climate action is reaffirmed on the company’s website, which suggests that Pfizer favours a move towards decarbonization. Pfizer has further set out through its ‘climate change position statement’, support for “governmental policy frameworks” that promote renewable energy implementation, reduce GHG emissions , and enhance energy efficiency. However, despite the positions set out on Pfizer’s website, its executives hold senior positions within the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturing; trade associations that appear to be actively resisting US climate change legislation. Moreover, Pfizer’s apparent preference for a policy response to climate change is complicated by their continued support for ALEC, a non-profit organisation known for aggressive climate policy obstruction. In April 2015 Pfizer stated publicly that it does not agree with ALEC's position on climate change. Despite this, they have reportedly been one of ALEC’s top supporters and, in particular, sponsored an event in August 2014 which promoted climate change denial.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NS NS 0 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 2 2 NA NS 0 NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS 0
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards 1 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -1 NS -2 NA NA NA NS -1
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
16%
 
16%
 
54%
 
29%
 
26%
 
40%
 
30%
 
7%
 
29%

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.