InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Consumer Staples
London, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies
Dove, Lipton, Knorr, Flora
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Unilever appear to be active in supporting multiple strands of climate change related regulations and policies. They support the transition of the energy mix to the UK Prime Minster, and for business leadership on climate change. CEO Paul Polman has been a notable supporter of climate change related regulations and policies and has frequently called for a ambitious UN treaty on climate change. Unilever further appears to support a price on carbon and progressive reform of the European emissions trading scheme, in 2015 urging EU policy makers to increase their ambition. Unilever remains a member of CEFIC and the Business Council of Australia which appear to have resisted climate regulation.

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 2 NA
Climate Science Stance 2 1 NA NS 2 1 NS NA
Need for climate regulations 2 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 2 2 NA NS 2 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA 0 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS 2 2 NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 2 1 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 2 2 2 NS 2 1 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 2 1 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 2 NS NS 1 2 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 2 NA NA NA NA 0
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.