Procter & Gamble

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
60%
Organisation Score
44%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Consumer Staples
Head​quarters:
Cincinnati, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Gillette, Duracell, Braun, Pampers
Official Web Site:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Procter & Gamble (P&G) appears to be positively positioned on climate policy, but is not strategically engaged with detailed legislation and regulation. The company maintains links to several trade and advocacy groups who appear to be lobbying negatively on climate change.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: P&G’s engagement on climate change through its top-line communications appears to be mostly positive. In a 2020 press release, the company was supportive of GHG emission reductions in line with limiting warming to 1.5 °C as outlined by the IPCC. P&G appears to prefer carbon pricing policies over climate regulation, as it stated that carbon regulations are no longer necessary in its 2020 Citizenship Climate Change Report since, as a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), it advocates for a carbon dividend program in the US as the only form of climate policy.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: P&G appears to have mixed engagement with climate-related regulations. P&G was a founding member of the CLC which, as of October 2020, has been actively advocating to the United States Congress to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax. However, the CLC’s position is accompanied by support for the elimination of on other climate regulations, including GHG emissions standards under the Clean Power Plan. P&G is supportive of renewable energy regulations, and in a 2018 joint submission it called on the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to better consider the rise in demand for renewable energy in its long-term transmissions planning policy.

Positioning on Energy Transition: P&G’s does not appear to actively engage with issues relating to the energy transition. In 2020, Huffington Post reported that the company supported stronger clean energy legislation to transition the energy mix.

Industry Association Governance: In a 2020 Political Contributions document, P&G disclosed its US industry association memberships, but provided limited information on the company’s alignment with these organizations’ climate policy positions or attempts to influence their positions. Despite its positive top-line messaging on climate change, Procter & Gamble maintains links to industry associations which are negatively lobbying on climate policies in the US and Europe. These include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Chemistry Council 125, BusinessEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council and the National Association of Manufacturers. The company is also a member of the Business Roundtable, which has begun to demonstrate a positive shift on climate policy following historically mixed positions.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
2 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
1 1 NA NS NS NS NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
-1 -1 NS NS NS NS NS
Support of UN Climate Process
NS 1 NA NS NS 2 NS
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
NS 0 NS NS 2 NS NS
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS 1 -1 NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Renewable Energy
NS NS NS 1 1 NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
NS 1 NS NS 1 NS NS
GHG Emission Regulation
NS NS NS NS 0 NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NS -2 NA NA NA NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
51%
 
51%
 
42%
 
42%
 
27%
 
27%
 
26%
 
26%
 
57%
 
57%
 
49%
 
49%
 
44%
 
44%
 
44%
 
44%
 
45%
 
45%

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.