Climate Change

Verizon Communications

InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
New York, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Verizon Wireless, Diamond State Telephone, New Jersey Bell, Bell of Pennsylvania

Verizon Communications appear to have very little engagement with climate change policy. They have stated some support for the transition to a low-carbon economy. However through the Advanced Energy Economy group they appear to have advocated for a weaker emissions trading policy in the US in 2015. In addition, a senior executive sits on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers and Verizon are members of the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable; all of these organizations appear to be negatively impacting US climate regulation.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 1 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance NS 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS 1 NA NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA 0 NA NA NA NS 2
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS -1 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 1 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS -1 NA NA NA NS 1
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.