Woolworths Ltd

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
61%
Organisation Score
48%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Consumer Staples
Head​quarters:
Bella Vista, Australia
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Woolworths Group has shown top-line support for climate action and a number of key climate policies in Australia. However, the company has had limited detailed engagement with specific climate-related policy or the debate around the energy transition.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: In its 2019 Sustainability Report, Woolworths Group clearly endorsed the IPCC science on climate change and supported emissions reductions in line with 1.5°C. The company has consistently supported Australia's participation in the Paris Agreement, although did not rule out the use of Kyoto carryover credits in response to a shareholder question at Woolworth Group's 2019 AGM.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Woolworths Group has expressed basic top-line support for a number of Australian climate and energy policies including the federal carbon tax, the Emissions Reduction Fund, and state-level energy efficiency legislation such as the NSW Energy Savings Scheme and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target. In August 2018, Woolworths Group called for policy makers to implement the National Energy Guarantee as soon as possible.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Woolworths Group is clearly concerned with transitioning its energy usage in its own operations, but the company does not appear to have a clear position on the broader energy transition.

Industry Association Governance: Woolworths Group has links to several industry associations that appear to not fully support meaningful climate change policy, including the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Business Council of Australia and Energy Users Association of Australia. However, Woolworths Group does not disclose a full list of its industry association memberships and indirect climate-related lobbying activities, nor has it published a full audit disclosure of its industry links.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
2 NS NA NS NS NS NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
1 NS NA NS NS NS NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS
Support of UN Climate Process
1 NS NA NS NS NS 0
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA -2 NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS NS NS 1
Emissions Trading
1 NS 1 NS NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS 1 NS NS NS NS
Renewable Energy
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS
GHG Emission Regulation
NS NS NS NS 0 NS 0
Disclosure on Relationships
-2 NA -1 NA NA NA NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
49%
 
49%
 
36%
 
36%
 
60%
 
60%
 
46%
 
46%

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.