Raytheon Technologies Corporation (formerly United Technologies)

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
73%
Organisation Score
33%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Industrials
Head​quarters:
Hartford, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
United Technologies, Raytheon Company, UTC Aerospace Systems, Sikorsky Aircraft

Climate Lobbying Overview: Raytheon Technologies appears to have limited engagement with climate policy since the merger of United Technologies and Raytheon in 2020 while maintaining membership of numerous US trade associations lobbying against climate legislation. Previously in 2018-19, United Technologies communicated support for an EU 2050 net-zero target and the transition to sustainable aviation fuel.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Raytheon Technologies has provided limited communications regarding its top-line messaging on climate policy in 2020. United Technologies in 2019 previously stated top-line support for an EU 2050 net-zero target, as part of the Corporate Leaders Group. It also communicated support in 2018-19 for increased GHG emissions reductions and the decarbonization of European aviation, with the caveat that it should retain its global competitiveness. Since the 2020 merger of Raytheon and United Technologies, Raytheon Technologies, InfluenceMap has not found any evidence of top-line messaging on climate policy. Raytheon Technologies also appears to have not communicated explicit support for the Paris Agreement.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Raytheon Technologies appears to have limited, mostly positive engagement with climate regulations in 2020. Raytheon Technologies does not appear to provide a clearly identifiable disclosure of its climate-relevant policy positions and lobbying on its website. In its 2020 CDP response, Raytheon Technologies discloses limited information regarding only a single policy area, global aviation emission reductions, in which its disclosed position regarding the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) climate aviation regulations is unclear.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Raytheon Technologies appears to support the transition to sustainable aviation fuel for aircraft in 2019-20. In 2020, Raytheon Technologies signed a joint letter to ICAO to urge greater efforts to “create conditions under which sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) can be widely deployed” without advocating for specific policies. Previously, as United Technologies, the company signed a joint statement in 2019 calling on governments to create policies that promote sustainable aviation fuel.

Industry Association Governance: Raytheon Technologies publicly discloses a list of its memberships to industry associations on its website without disclosing its direct engagement with them on climate change, their climate policy positions, or its roles within each association. In its 2020 CDP response, Raytheon Technologies lists its membership of five trade associations, yet fails to disclose its membership to other climate-relevant industry associations including the US Chamber of Commerce, which is actively and negatively lobbying on US climate policy. A senior executive for Raytheon Technologies is a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers, which is also actively and negatively lobbying on US climate policy. The CEO of Raytheon Technologies is also on the Board of Directors for Business Roundtable, which is actively lobbying US climate policy with mixed engagement. Raytheon Technologies has not published a review of its alignment with its industry associations.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
1 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
1 1 NA NS 2 NS NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NA NS NS NS 0 NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS 2 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
1 -1 1 2 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NS NS 2 NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 0 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS 2 0 NA 1 NA NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
51%
 
51%
 
23%
 
23%
 
23%
 
23%

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.