Naturgy (Gas Natural Fenosa)

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
60%
Organisation Score
59%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
Barcelona, Spain
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Naturgy (formerly Natural Gas Fenosa) appears broadly supportive of action on climate change but engagement on specific climate policy is limited. The company continues to support natural gas in the energy mix, despite positive top-line messaging on the energy transition.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Naturgy appears supportive of the Paris Agreement, and described efforts to avoid a global temperature rise of 2°C as an “imperative mission” in 2015. In 2020, Naturgy outlined its support for the more ambitious 1.5°C limit of the Paris Agreement.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: The company appears broadly supportive of the need for policy to respond to climate change. In a 2020 submission to the European Commission on the EU 2030 Climate Target Plan, Naturgy advocated the implementation of “coordinated EU policies” to enhance climate action. However, the company has not publicly spelt out in detail the type of policy response it supports in its messaging on climate regulation.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Naturgy’s top-line communications on the energy transition have been generally supportive. In February 2018, CEO Rafael Villaseca Marco signed a joint statement encouraging policymakers to accelerate the transition. In 2017-2018, Naturgy also lobbied in support of policy to phase out coal as part of the ‘Make Power Clean’ group, including emissions standards for capacity market power plants. In 2018, Naturgy signed an open letter to the EU Parliament as part of this campaign.

However, Naturgy has also consistently supported the role of natural gas in the energy mix without explicit and specific advocacy on how to either abate related emissions, or else phase the energy source phased out over time. Naturgy’s 2019 CDP response also supported a phase-out of specific policy support for renewable technologies, arguing that market-based approaches such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme should be the primary driver for low-carbon generation.

Industry Association Governance: Naturgy does not disclose a full list of its trade association memberships and has not published a full audit disclosure of its alignment to its industry associations on climate policy. Naturgy is a member of Eurogas, which has mixed engagement with European climate policy and campaigns for the long-term role for natural gas in the EU energy mix.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
1 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
NS 2 NA NS NS NS NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 2 NS 1 NS 1 NS
Support of UN Climate Process
NS 1 NS NS NS NS NS
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Emissions Trading
NS 1 1 -1 NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS 0 -1 -1 NS NS
Renewable Energy
NS NS -1 2 -1 NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 0 0 0 -1 1 NS
GHG Emission Regulation
NS 2 NS 1 2 NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -2 NA NA NA NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
32%
 
32%
 
62%
 
62%
 
67%
 
67%
 
47%
 
47%
 
42%
 
42%
 
76%
 
76%
 
61%
 
61%
 
38%
 
38%

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.