Adbri (Adelaide Brighton)

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
57%
Organisation Score
56%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Construction Materials
Head​quarters:
Adelaide, Australia
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Adbri (formerly Adelaide Brighton) appears generally supportive of climate action and the energy transition in its top-line communications, though its engagement on specific climate policy is very limited. However, the company has also advocated the role of natural gas in Australia's energy mix in recent years.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Adbri’s top-line communications on climate policy appears broadly positive. In its 2021 Annual Report, published in February 2022, Adbri stated support for the Paris Agreement and supported government regulation to achieve the goals of the agreement. Similarly, in its 2020 Sustainability Report, published in February 2021, the company stated support for the Paris Agreement and the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. In the same report, Adbri also backed government regulations and policies on climate change.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: As of January 2022, Adbri does not appear to have disclosed any engagement on specific climate policies. The company did not respond to CDP’s 2021 climate change information request.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Adbri does not appear to fully support the transition of the energy mix. In its 2021 Annual Report, published in February 2022, the company appeared to support the transition to a low carbon economy, and the long-term decarbonization of the cement industry. However, it emphasised the absence of current technology to support the process of cement decarbonization. The company also expressed top-line support for alternative fuels and low-carbon products in its 2019 and 2020 sustainability reports, though with limited detail on specific fuel types. However, Adbri also appears to support a sustained role for natural gas in the energy mix contrary to IPCC guidance, without reference to the need for CCS or methane abatement measures. In a September 2020 Sydney Morning Herald article, Adbri CEO Nick Miller supported Australia's "gas-fired recovery" from the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the positive impact on energy prices. In May 2019, Adbri Chairman Zlatko Todorcevski advocated a domestic gas reservation policy to ensure reliable access to energy.

Industry Association Governance: Adbri has disclosed its membership to four industry associations in its 2019 Annual Report, including the Carbon Market Institute (CMI) and Manufacturing Australia (MA). CMI's engagement on climate policy has been generally positive, although focused mainly on market-based measures, while MA appears broadly unsupportive of ambitious climate policy in Australia. Adbri has not disclosed any details of the company's alignment or influence within these organizations, nor has it published a full audit disclosure of its industry links. Adbri does not appear to have published an updated list of industry associations since its 2019 Annual Report.

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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.