PepsiCo

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
74%
Organisation Score
30%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Consumer Staples
Head​quarters:
New York City, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Pepsi, Gatorade, Tropicana, Quaker Oats
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

n 2018, the company supported initiatives aimed to facilitate the energy transition.

PepsiCo appears to have a fairly limited but largely positive engagement with climate change legislation. In 2019, it called for industry and government to take action in line with the IPCC’s target of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The company has also previously stated support for the Paris Climate Agreement and signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge in 2015. PepsiCo has advocated for some specific policy measures such as California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2017. In 2017-2019, through the Carbon Leadership Council (CLC), Pepsico has advocated for a US federal level carbon tax that is revenue-neutral through dividends, although the CLC’s advocacy position is accompanied by support for rollbacks on other forms of carbon regulation. Pepsico’s overall score is reduced as a result of its membership of powerful trade associations found by InfluenceMap to have taken oppositional stances to US climate policy including Business Roundtable, US Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers. The lobbying of these groups is highly misaligned from PepsiCo’s stated support for government action on climate change in line with the IPCC target of 1.5C.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
1 1 NA NS NS 1 0 NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
1 1 NA 2 2 0 NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
-1 NS NS 1 NS NS NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
1 2 NA NS 1 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA 0 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
2 NS 1 1 1 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS 1 1 1 NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS 1 NS 1 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS 1 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 2 NS 1 NS NS NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS 1 2 NS 1 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
23%
 
23%
 
50%
 
50%
 
22%
 
22%
 
23%
 
23%

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.