Climate Change

Vodafone Group

Brands and Associated Companies Vodacom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies
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Vodafone appears to have a limited although generally positive interaction with climate change policy and regulations. They advocate in favor of GHG emissions reductions in line with IPCC recommendations and for transitioning towards a low carbon economy. They also appear to have supported stronger EU and Irish legislation on GHG emissions targets, to provide greater regulatory certainty. In 2015, Vodafone joined other companies to call on Prime Minister David Cameron to support renewable energy legislation in the UK. However this position seems to be in contrast to the position they occupy as vice chairman within the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) an organization that appears to have lobbied against EU GHG emissions targets.

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