Statoil

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
64%
Organisation Score
39%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Stavanger, Norway

Statoil is actively lobbying on climate legislation. Whilst the company has in the past opposed different strands of climate change regulation, Statoil's more recent policy interventions appear to be more positive. In 2015 Statoil supported a global climate change treaty at COP21 and commended the World Bank communique on carbon pricing. In 2017, Statoil has called for action to transform the energy system in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and has also directly engaged with the US Administration in support of the US remaining a part of Paris agreement. In 2016 Statoil also strongly advocated for a global carbon tax and in 2017 the company appears to have specifically support carbon tax schemes in both Norway and Canada. Whilst the company appears not to have supported a strong EU ETS in the past, it has more recently supported strengthening the scheme through reforms, including the Market Stability Reserve. Although Statoil in 2016 strongly advocated for EU legislation to support renewable generation, it was also reportedly involved in undermining post 2020 EU renewable energy targets and subsidies in 2015 through the One Target Coalition. Statoil supports the transition of the global energy mix from coal to gas and in 2017, it joined an industry call on EU policy makers to remove the subsidisation to heavy GHG polluting power plants through capacity markets. Despite holding board membership of the Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) and being a member of American Petroleum Institute (API), which have obstructed climate legislation, Statoil has disclosed through its CDP response that it does not agree with either of their climate change positions. However, Statoil also retains membership to trade associations that are opposing ambitious climate change legislation in Europe, including CEFIC, BusinessEurope and FuelsEurope.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 0 -1 NA NS 0 1 NS NA
Need for climate regulations 0 NS NS 0 0 0 0 NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NS NS 1 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 0
Carbon Tax 1 2 NS NS 2 1 NS NA
Emissions Trading 2 NS 2 -1 1 1 0 NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS -1 1 0 NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 -1 NS -2 0 NS 0 NA
Energy Policy and Mix 0 0 NS -1 0 0 0 NA
GHG Emission Standards 1 2 2 0 2 0 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS 1 NA NA NA NS 2
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
48%
 
48%
 
29%
 
29%
 
29%
 
29%
 
32%
 
32%
 
70%
 
70%
 
24%
 
24%
 
90%
 
90%
 
42%
 
42%
 
15%
 
15%

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.