Climate Change


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Brussels, Belgium
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Solvay appear to oppose most areas of climate legislation. In EU consultations in 2013, 2014 and 2015, they seem to have advocated to policy makers to oppose energy efficiency and renewable energy targets and reforms to increase the price and effectiveness of the EU ETS, in addition to appear to advocate for the continued use of coal and the increased use of unconventional gas. Solvay's positions on the energy transition and GHG emissions targets appear to be mixed; they have signed two open letters, one of which appears to support the transition of the energy mix and GHG emissions targets, while the other appears to emphasize the costs of renewables and advocates for weaker emissions targets. Solvay's CEO, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, is President of CEFIC, which appears to be actively opposing EU climate regulation. Solvay are also members of several other organizations that appear to be opposing climate change policy such as the European Roundtable of Industrialists, Business Europe and MEDEF.

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