Climate Change

Rio Tinto Group

Brands and Associated Companies Alcan
InfluenceMap Score
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London, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies
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Rio Tinto Group appear to be negatively engaging with climate change policy. They appear to have opposed the Australian carbon tax, with CEO, Sam Walsh, supporting repeal of the legislation. They also appear to have directly advocated to policy makers to oppose Australian energy efficiency standards and renewable energy targets in 2014 and 2012 respectively. In addition, they do not appear to support a transition of the energy mix, with a press release and media report suggesting support for the continued use of coal. Chairman, Jan du Plessis, is a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists, while a senior executive is a board member of the The Business Council of Australia, both organizations that appear to be opposing 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 NS 0 NS 1 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance -1 2 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS 2 NA NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA 1 NA NA NA NS -1
Carbon Tax 1 -2 -1 NS NS -2 NS NA
Emissions Trading 1 -1 -1 NS -2 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS -1 -1 -2 -2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 -1 NS -2 NS 0 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -2 NS NS -2 -2 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 0 -1 NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS -1 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.