Incitec Pivot

InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
39%
Organisation Score
41%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Chemicals
Head​quarters:
Southbank, Australia
Brands and Associated Companies
Southern Cross International, Dyno Nobel, Incitec Pivot Fertilizers

Climate Lobbying Overview: Incitec Pivot appears to take a negative approach towards climate change policy in Australia, with limited engagement since 2018 with key policies. However, the company CEO Jeanne Johns appears to support legislation which would increase the role of natural gas in the energy mix in Australia.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Incitec Pivot appeared to broadly support emissions reductions in a position paper published in 2020, but it is unclear whether the company supports reductions in line with IPCC guidance. However, the company’s 2019 Climate Change Policy stated support for the UN Paris Agreement. Incitec Pivot appeared to support a carbon pricing scheme in Australia in a 2020 position paper. However, in its 2019 Climate Change Policy, the company appeared to suggest that domestic climate policy must reduce the impacts of carbon leakage, essentially advocating that climate policies aim to protect the competitiveness of companies and incentivize production domestically to stop companies from relocating operations. An example of this could be cost compensation of increased financial burdens due to domestic climate policies.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Incitec Pivot does not appear to have engaged frequently with climate change regulations in recent years. In a 2020 position paper, the company acknowledged that it is subject to the Australian Safeguard Mechanism, but did not seem to take a position on the policy. The company does not appear to have disclosed positions on climate-related regulation via CDP since 2015.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Incitec Pivot appears to take a mixed approach towards the energy transition. In 2021, Incitec Pivot’s CEO Jeanne Johns seemed to support the decarbonization of the chemical industry and the development of renewable hydrogen. However, in 2021 she appeared to simultaneously advocate for policy measures in Australia to increase the role of natural gas in the energy mix, without placing conditions on the use of CCS. In an article in The Australian Business Review in 2020, the CEO supported measures to lock-in natural gas infrastructure and development. The Sydney Morning Herald reported in January 2021 that Incitec Pivot advocated for cheaper gas prices.

Industry Association Governance: Incitec Pivot does not seem to disclose a list of memberships to industry associations on its website, nor through CDP, but in its 2020 Annual Report it does disclose the board memberships of its executive team. The company retains membership of several Australian industry associations lobbying negatively on climate change policy, including the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network, Manufacturing Australia and the Queensland Resources Council. Several senior executives hold influential positions in associations which are actively lobbying against climate legislation in Australia climate policy, such as the Energy Users' Association of Australia and the Minerals Council of Australia. Incitec Pivot does not appear to have published a review of its alignment with industry associations as of March 2021.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
1 NS NA NS NS NS NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 NS NA NS NS 0 NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
1 NS NA NS 0 0 NS
Support of UN Climate Process
1 NS NA NS -1 1 NS
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA -2 NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS -1 -1 NS
Emissions Trading
NS NS -1 NS NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS -1 NS NS NS NS
Renewable Energy
NS NS 1 NS NS NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-1 NS NS NS -1 -1 NS
GHG Emission Regulation
0 NS NS NS NS -1 NS
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NS -2 NA NA NA NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
49%
 
49%
 
39%
 
39%
 
40%
 
40%
 
46%
 
46%
 
75%
 
75%
 
45%
 
45%
 
22%
 
22%
 
25%
 
25%
 
12%
 
12%
 
31%
 
31%

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.