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Australia

Corporate Climate Lobbying

The Largest Corporates in Australia Compared on Climate Lobbying

The diagram below charts the Total Score and global Engagement Intensity for the 50 companies operating in Australia that are most significant to climate change (please see FAQs for how these companies were chosen). The higher the Total Score, the more the company lobbies to support Paris-Aligned climate policy. The Total Score expresses how supportive or obstructive the company is towards climate policy aligned with the Paris Agreement, incorporating an analysis of its trade association links. The Engagement Intensity (0-100) expresses the intensity of this activity, whether positive or negative. This diagram shows the global Engagement Intensity rather than how companies are lobbying in Australia specifically, which is shown in the second diagram.

InfluenceMap maintains the world’s leading database of corporate and industry association lobbying of climate policy around the globe, covering around 300 companies and 150 industry groups globally. Full details of what our metrics mean are contained within the info icons. A full explanation of our methodology can be found here.

The Australian Lobbying Landscape

The above diagram shows the global Engagement Intensities for each company. In order to determine which companies are the most engaged within Australia, InfluenceMap analyzed how many Australian-specific engagements each company had. The diagram below shows the top 15 companies most engaged with Australian climate policy, and which sector they belong to.

Top 15 companies engaged on climate change and climate policy in Australia since 2018

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Company Listings

Below is a ranking table with the 50 companies included in this research. A summary profile and full access to the data underlying the assessments can be accessed via the links in the table

InfluenceMap Performance Band
Organization
Sector
Headquartered
D-
ExxonMobil Energy North America
C-
Royal Dutch Shell Energy Europe
D-
Toyota Motor Automotive Asia
B
Apple Information Technology North America
D+
BP Energy Europe
E+
Chevron Energy North America
D
BHP Materials Oceania
D-
Rio Tinto Group Materials Europe
D
Mitsubishi Corporation Industrials Asia
C-
Holcim Materials Europe
D-
ConocoPhillips Energy North America
E+
Glencore International Materials Europe
C
AGL Australia Utilities Oceania
C-
Origin Energy Energy Oceania
D-
Santos Energy Oceania
C-
Wesfarmers Retailing Oceania
D-
Anglo American Materials Europe
D-
Woodside Energy Oceania
D
South32 Materials Oceania
D+
Boral Limited Materials Oceania
F
Peabody Materials North America
E+
Yancoal Energy Oceania
E-
Whitehaven Coal Energy Oceania
D
Viva Energy Energy Oceania
C-
Woolworths Ltd Consumer Staples Oceania
D+
Alcoa Materials North America
B-
National Australia Bank Financials Oceania
C+
Commonwealth Bank of Australia Financials Oceania
C+
Westpac Banking Corporation Financials Oceania
D+
Coles Group Consumer Staples Oceania
C-
Bluescope Steel Materials Oceania
D+
Qantas Airways Airlines and Logistics Oceania
C
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Financials Oceania
F
Sunset Power International (Delta Electricity) Utilities Oceania
C
AMP Financials Oceania
C
Telstra Telecommunications Oceania
C-
Ampol Limited (formerly Caltex Australia) Energy Oceania
E+
Virgin Australia Airlines and Logistics Oceania
n/a
Metcash Consumer Staples Oceania
C
Suncorp Financials Oceania
C
Insurance Australia Group Financials Oceania
D
Fortescue Metals Group Materials Oceania
D+
Adbri (Adelaide Brighton) Materials Oceania
E+
Alinta Energy Energy Oceania
D-
Orica Ltd Materials Oceania
C
Macquarie Group Financials Oceania
C-
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) Telecommunications Asia
D-
Banpu Energy Oceania
C-
Lendlease Financials Oceania
D+
EnergyAustralia Energy Oceania