Saint-Gobain

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
77%
Organisation Score
39%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Paris, France
Brands and Associated Companies
Jewson, Gyproc, Weber

Saint-Gobain appears broadly supportive of climate change policy and regulations. Saint-Gobain has supported the Paris Agreement both as an official partner of COP21 and through voicing opposition to the US withdrawal from the agreement in 2016. In 2018, the company stated support for a net-zero emission ambition for Europe in consultation with policymakers, and in 2020 communicated in favour of efforts to limit of global temperature rise in line with 1.5C.

In 2020, Saint-Gobain strongly supported the integration of climate targets into EU law, including the EU’s 2030 Climate Target Plan. The company has, in particular, emphasized the roles of energy efficiency and decarbonizing building stock to meet EU climate targets, including supporting binding energy efficiency standards. Saint-Gobain has been active in support of energy efficiency regulation, for example,via engagement with EU Commission in 2020 and UK government in 2018. However, the company has taken a more cautious position on emissions trading policy, communicating that its supports for the EU ETS is dependent on certain conditions, such as the retention of free allowances.

Saint-Gobain CEO Pierre-André de Chalendar has previously argued in support of using gas as a permanent rather than transitionary alternative to coal in the energy mix. However, in consultation with policymakers in 2020 the company has supported greater integration of renewables via the decarbonization of buildings.

Saint-Gobain is a member of several trade associations, some of which appear to take far more oppositional positions on climate policy such as the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in the US.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
1 2 NS NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance
1 1 NA 2 NS 1 NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation
1 2 NS 1 NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support
2 1 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA 1 NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS 0 NS NS 1 NA NA
Emissions Trading
NS 1 0 NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
1 1 2 1 2 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
NS NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix
1 1 NS 1 NS -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards
NS 2 2 1 NS NS NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS 0 NA NA NA NA NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
23%
 
23%
 
46%
 
46%
 
52%
 
52%
 
35%
 
35%
 
33%
 
33%
 
43%
 
43%
 
43%
 
43%

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.