Suncor Energy

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
57%
Organisation Score
44%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Calgary, Canada
Brands and Associated Companies
Petro-Canada
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Suncor appears to have mixed engagement with climate change policy and regulation. Although it has a clear position on the science of climate change, it is unclear whether it would support emissions reductions in line with IPCC. They have, however, suggested support for the Paris agreement and state support for a lower carbon future. Suncor have been explicit about supporting a carbon price, although it is unclear what form this would take. One suggestion which Suncor appears to support is the Output Based Pricing System, introduced to replace the Cap-and-Trade. Furthermore, Suncor appear to support the generation of renewable energy within their own company, as well as supporting renewable energy legislation. However, Suncor continue to also support the exploitation of unconventional oil sources, such as the Alberta Tar Sands, and foresee a continued role for oil and gas in the long term. As such, with regard to GHG emissions reduction, Suncor appears to support an emissions limit over a production limit, relying on energy and production process efficiency savings. Suncor is a member of many trade groups which have consistently opposed ambitious climate change policy in Canada, such as the Canadian Alliance of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). In their 2018 CDP report, Suncor disclosed their position on climate change was inconsistent with CAPP’s over the issue of emissions limits and carbon pricing.

QUESTIONS
SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
2 2 NA NS NS 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance
1 0 NA NS NS 0 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation
0 NS NA 2 0 0 NS NA
UN Treaty Support
1 1 NA NS NS 1 0 NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
0 1 0 NS 0 0 NS NA
Emissions Trading
0 1 0 NS -1 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
0 1 2 NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
0 0 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix
-1 0 0 NS -1 0 -1 NA
GHG Emission Standards
0 0 0 -2 1 -1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
47%
 
47%
 
22%
 
22%
 
68%
 
68%
 
47%
 
47%
 
28%
 
28%
 
30%
 
30%
 
45%
 
45%

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.