Coal India

InfluenceMap Score
F
Performance Band
18%
Organisation Score
n/a
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Kolkata, India
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Coal India Limited (CIL) appears to be negatively engaged on climate change policy, albeit with very limited engagement. While CIL has expressed broad support for the need for policy measures to combat climate change in India, the company emphasizes the need for continued role of coal in India’s energy mix.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: CIL has very limited top-line communications on climate change. In July 2017, CIL’s Vision 2030 document supported the Government of India’s response to climate change, and underscored the importance of “reduction of carbon footprint” and “abatement of global warming”. However, it is unclear if the support is consistent with the IPCC recommended timelines. InfluenceMap did not find any evidence of CIL’s top-line messaging since 2017.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: CIL has not publicly disclosed details of its engagement with climate change regulations. Further, the company did not respond to the 2020 CDP Climate Change Information Request.

Positioning on Energy Transition: CIL appears unsupportive of the transition to a clean energy mix, advocating for the long-term presence of coal in the energy mix since 2016. In its 2020-21 annual report, CIL emphasized the centrality of coal in Indian industries, citing that its “abundance, availability, and affordability” makes it “irreplaceable” in the Indian context. CIL has advocated for the increased production of coal in India. In the 2020-21 annual report from CIL’s Western Coalfields Limited, the Chairman supported augmenting “coal production at an unprecedented rate” by 2023-24. In 2018, CIL released a conflicting 2030 Vision Report, stating both “it is a matter of time when alternate clean energy would displace coal” and that coal consumption will double in India by 2030.

Industry Association Governance: CIL has not publicly disclosed details of its memberships to, or engagement with, industry associations on its corporate website. InfluenceMap has not identified any memberships to industry associations in our database.

Additional Note: The Government of India owns 66% of CIL. It is likely that CIL retains channels of direct and private engagement with Indian officials that InfluenceMap is unable to assess. As this is not publicly available information, it is not reflected in CIL's engagement intensity metric.

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

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.