Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy


Name of initiative Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat CDP Commit to Action

Organisational structure Leading organisations:Caring for Climate in partnership with WRI, CDP, WWF, Ceres and The Climate Group, calls on all companies to take a leadership role and commit to engage responsibly in climate policy.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Caring for Climate
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The “Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy” initiative aims at making sure companies’ engagement on climate policy is comprehensive, aligned, and transparent by asking companies to commit to adhering to a set of best practice steps. Through the core elements of legitimacy, opportunity, consistency, accountability and transparency, businesses can connect the dots between their sustainability commitments and their corporate policy positions.
Objectives Through committing to engage responsibly on climate policy companies agree to:

•Identify: Set up processes to internally audit all activities that a company takes part in that influences climate policy; •Align: Work to ensure that all of this activity is consistent; •Report: Communicate on policy positions, actions and outcomes.

One or two success stories achieved The initiative has worked to socialize the commitment and build relationships with key stakeholders in the reporting space and beyond. Post COP21 our strategy is to integrate responsible policy engagement into standard business practice.

The commitment has seen expansive sign on and very quickly become mainstreamed among top climate performers and a wide range of global brands, including: • CLP Holdings • H&M • Kellogg Company • NRG Energy • Schneider Electric • Tata Group

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation, Capacity building
Activity of initiative Goal setting (ex-ante), Training and education
Goals In the long-term, the goals of this initiative are to work alongside the other commitments in the We Mean Business commitments framework to provide businesses with a clear pathway for changing their behaviour and approach to managing climate change, and to leverage business action to put the world on track to meet the 2 degree decarbonization goal laid out in the Paris agreement.

In the short term the initiative seeks to continue growing the number of companies committing to responsibly engage in corporate climate policy, and to educate and inform companies about the resources and tools available to support them in meeting these goals.

Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals Since 2015 the initiative has continued to educate, track and invite company participation. To date more than 129 companies have joined, and the initiative leads regular webinars, events and outreach with individual companies, industry groups and other stakeholder groups.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative The initiative tracks the number of companies that have made this commitment on an ongoing basis via the initiative’s web page:

Companies are also asked to report progress via CDP’s annual climate change questionnaire, via CC2.3. Details on how to do this is included in CDP’s reporting guidance documents.

Available reporting All company commitments to this initiative are tracked via the We Mean Business and CDP websites. Additionally, companies are asked to track progress via CDP’s annual questionnaire. CDP’s climate change reporting guidance provides details to companies on how to report progress.


Participants Number Names
Members 122  
Companies 106 A2A (Italy),ACCIONA (Spain),ADP - Aeroports de Paris (France),AGL Energy (Australia),Air France - KLM (France),AKÇANSA ÇİMENTO SANAYİ VE TİCARET (Turkey),Allied Electronics Corporation (South Africa),ARÇELİK (Turkey),Atos (France),Autodesk (USA),Buygues (France),Broad Group (China),BT Group (United Kingdom),Caesars Entertainment (USA),China Rilin Industrial Group Co. (China),CLP Holdings (China),CNH Industrial (United Kingdom),Coca-Cola Femsa Sab-Ser (Mexico),Coca-Cola HBC AG (Switzerland),Compagnie Ivoirienne d'Electricite (ivory Coast),Compañía Española de Petróleos S.A.U. CEPSA (Spain),Coway Co (South Korea),CTT - Correios de Portugal (Portugal),Danone (France),Econet Wireless (South Africa),ENAGAS (Spain),EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (Germany),Exxaro Resources (South Africa),FERROVIAL (Spain),FUJIFILM Holdings (Japan),Galp Energia (Portugal),Gas Natural SDG (Spain),GlaxoSmithKline (United Kingdom),H&M Hennes & Mauritz (Sweden),Happy Family Brands (USA),Honda Motor Company (Japan),Iberdrola (Spain),IKEA (Sweden),INDRA (Spain),Infigen Energy (Australia),J Sainsbury (United Kingdom),Jerónimo Martins (Portugal),Johnson Controls (USA),KAO Corporation (Japan),Kellogg Company (USA),Kering (France),Kingfisher (United Kingdom),Kintetsu Group Holdings Co. (Japan),Konica Minolta (Japan),Koninklijke (Netherlands),Koninklijke KPN NV - Royal KPN (Netherlands),Koninklijke Philips (Netherlands),KPMG UK (United Kingdom),LafargeHolcim (Switzerland),Landsec (United Kingdom),Link Real Estate Investment Trust (China),Melia Hotels International (Spain),Mondi PLC (United Kingdom),Morgan Sindall Group (United Kingdom),Natura Cosmeticos (Brazil),Nestlé (Switzerland),NRG Energy (USA),Obrascon Huarte Lain (Spain),Origin Energy (Australia),Pick 'n Pay Stores (South Africa),Prologis (USA),PTT (Thailand),PTT Exploration & Production Public Company Limited (Thailand),PUMA (Germany),Red Eléctrica S.A.U (Spain),RELX Group (United Kingdom),Renault (France),Ricoh Co. (Japan),ROCKWOOL International (Denmark),Royal Bafokeng Platinum (South Africa),Royal BAM Group (Netherlands),Safaricom (Kenya), (USA),Sasol (South Africa),Schneider Electric (France),Senior Plc (United Kingdom),Suez (France),Symrise (Germany),Telefonica (Spain),Terna (Italy),Tesco (United Kingdom),Thales (France),Tiffany & Co. (USA),Tiger Brands (South Africa),Tongaat Hulett (South Africa),Transnet (South Africa),Travis Perkins (United Kingdom),TUI Group (Germany),Unilever (United Kingdom),Unite Students (United Kingdom),Vodafone Group (United Kingdom),Wesfarmers (Australia),Wipro (India).
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 16 Alliance Trust (United Kingdom),  Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (Australia),  AXA Group (France),  BanColombia (Colombia),  Bank Australia (Australia),  BNP Paribas (France),  Commerzbank (Germany),  Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Australia),  Firstrand (South Africa)

Grupo Financiero Banorte SAB de CV (Mexico),  National Australia Bank (Australia),  RSA Insurance Group (United Kingdom),  T.SINAİ KALKINMA BANKASI A.Ş. (Turkey),  Tata Sons (India),  Virgin Management (United Kingdom),  Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia).

Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 6 Caring for Climate (USA),  WRI (USA),  CDP (United Kingdom),  WWF (USA),  Ceres (USA),  The Climate Group (United Kingdom).
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 27 September 2019 12:01:18

Not only have national states as participators