Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Renault_Nissan Alliance Automobile Dacia Renault Samsung Motors
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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Brands and Associated Companies
Renault_Nissan Alliance, Automobile Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors

Renault's engagement in climate policy appears mixed. In 2013 former Renault CEO Carlos Tavares firmly opposed the French Government’s proposal of a carbon tax. The company has also stated to CDP in 2015 its support the EU Directive on Energy Taxation is contingent on no overall increase in government taxation. Renault appeared to support a global deal at COP21, emphasizing that it would be “totally stupid” not to impose a regulatory framework for climate. CEO Carlos Ghosn has also called on COP21 to accelerate the expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure, which he describes as a “mandatory” component of environmental stewardship. Current Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn also advocated for a government-industry alliance to reduce dependence on petroleum in July 2015. In 2014, Carlos Ghosn emphasized the need for regulatory certainty regarding 2030 CO2 regulation. Renault is a direct member of ACEA, BusinessEurope and the Federation of French Industry, all of whom have opposed strands of climate legislation.

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