Association of German Cement Manufacturers (VDZ)

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
55%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Dusseldorf, Germany

The Association of German Cement Manufacturers (VDZ) appear to mixed engagement with climate policy and regulations. Their public communications suggest they have advocated for higher caps on emissions allocations, continued free allocations and rejected the linear reduction factor in the EU ETS. In EU consultations regarding the EU ETS they have stressed carbon leakage concerns and 'irreducible' cement emissions to oppose ETS reforms, including the cross sectoral correction factor and market stability reserve. VDZ has shown moderate support to German Energiewende (Energy Transition) regulations, on the condition that external competitiveness is maintained for the cement industry. VDZ also provides mixed support to German legislation relating to renewables (EEG), advocating for compensation for energy-intensive industries to protect competitiveness. VDZ has stated general support for energy efficiency measures, but with no mention of specific policies or standards. VDZ is a member of CEMBUREAU, which has strongly opposed ambitious EU ETS reforms and energy efficiency regulations at an EU level.

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