Climate Change

UnitedHealth Group

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
40%
Organisation Score
17%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Healthcare
Head​quarters:
Minnetonka, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
UnitedHealthcare, Optum

UnitedHealth Group appear to have very little engagement with climate change policy and regulations. In 2014 they disclosed to CDP that this is because climate change will not impact their service offering. However in the same disclosure, they appear to have not been transparent about their board membership of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). They are also a direct member of the US Chamber of Commerce, which along with NAM appears to have been resisting US climate legislation.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 0 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 0 NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA 2 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
17%
 
17%

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.