Corporate Climate Policy Engagement

Corporate Climate Policy Engagement in Australia

The diagram below maps out the climate policy engagement of the largest companies operating in Australia which are most significant to climate change (see FAQs for how these companies are chosen).

The ‘Climate Performance Band’ charts the overall position of the company towards Paris-aligned climate policy, from most oppositional (left) to most supportive (right). The ‘Engagement Intensity’ expresses how actively a company is engaging with climate policy, with the most engaged companies at the top of the graph. Hover over the graph to see details of each company, or find each company's full metrics and online profile in the table below.

Information about Australian industry associations and their climate policy engagement can be found on the Industry Associations page.

InfluenceMap maintains the world’s leading database of corporate and industry association lobbying of climate policy around the globe, covering around 500 companies and 250 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


Company Listings

Below is a ranking table with the 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 BandOrganizationEngagement Intensity
C+AGL Australia39UtilitiesOceania
DAlcoa14Metals & MiningNorth America
C-Ampol Limited (formerly Caltex Australia)10EnergyOceania
D+Anglo American24Metals & MiningEurope
BApple33Information TechnologyNorth America
CAustralia and New Zealand Banking Group13FinancialsOceania
D+BHP42Metals & MiningOceania
C-Bluescope Steel38Metals & MiningOceania
D+Boral Limited9CementOceania
D-Chevron50EnergyNorth America
C-CLP Holdings (EnergyAustralia)18UtilitiesAsia
D+Coles Group3Consumer StaplesOceania
C+Commonwealth Bank of Australia12FinancialsOceania
D-ConocoPhillips38EnergyNorth America
DExxonMobil52EnergyNorth America
C-Fortescue Metals Group31Metals & MiningOceania
D-Glencore International32Metals & MiningEurope
CInsurance Australia Group12FinancialsOceania
C-Lendlease13Construction MaterialsOceania
CMacquarie Group22FinancialsOceania
D+Mitsubishi Corporation21IndustrialsAsia
B-National Australia Bank20FinancialsOceania
C-Origin Energy44EnergyOceania
FPeabody18Metals & MiningNorth America
C-Qantas Airways13TransportationOceania
C-Rio Tinto Group37Metals & MiningEurope
N/ASingapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel)2TelecommunicationsAsia
D+South3217Metals & MiningOceania
FSunset Power International (Delta Electricity)14UtilitiesOceania
D+Virgin Australia8TransportationOceania
DViva Energy11EnergyOceania
C+Westpac Banking Corporation25FinancialsOceania
E-Whitehaven Coal26Metals & MiningOceania
CWoolworths Ltd9Consumer StaplesOceania
E+Yancoal14Metals & MiningOceania
DToyota Motor39AutomobilesAsia
CHolcim48Construction MaterialsEurope
N/AMetcash2Consumer StaplesOceania
DBeach Energy10EnergyNorth America
D-Newcrest Mining6Metals & MiningOceania
C-Snowy Hydro11EnergyOceania
DTamboran Resources13EnergyOceania
D+Senex Energy10EnergyOceania
N/ABank of Queensland4FinancialsOceania
D+Bendigo and Adelaide Bank8FinancialsOceania
CAustralian Industry Group (Ai Group)55All SectorsOceania
C-Business Council of Australia53All SectorsOceania
E+Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry19All SectorsOceania
D+Australian Industry Greenhouse Network25EnergyOceania
DEnergy Users Association of Australia25EnergyOceania
B+Energy Efficiency Council34EnergyOceania
CAustralian Energy Council44EnergyOceania
A-Clean Energy Council39EnergyOceania
D-Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)49Metals & MiningOceania
ENSW Minerals Council31Metals & MiningOceania
D-Queensland Resources Council (QRC)19Metals & MiningOceania
D-Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME)28Metals & MiningOceania
E+Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)43EnergyOceania
D+Australian Pipelines and Gas Association21EnergyOceania
BCarbon Market Institute46All SectorsOceania
C-Gas Energy Australia18EnergyOceania
CEnergy Networks Australia18EnergyOceania
DSouth Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy20Metals & MiningOceania
D-Association of Mining and Exploration Companies23Metals & MiningOceania
E+Australian Institute of Petroleum10EnergyOceania
N/AAustralian Steel Institute4All SectorsOceania
DFederal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI)24AutomobilesOceania
BElectric Vehicle Council25AutomobilesOceania
ECement Industry Federation14Construction MaterialsOceania