Adbri (Adelaide Brighton)

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Construction Materials
Adelaide, Australia
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Climate Lobbying Overview: Adbri (formerly Adelaide Brighton) appears generally supportive of action on climate change in its top-line communications, though its engagement on specific climate policy seems to be very limited. Adbri appears to support the energy transition, although 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 messaging on climate policy appears to be positive. In its 2020 Sustainability Report, it stated support for the Paris Agreement and the goal of transitioning to net-zero by 2050 and has backed government regulations and policies on climate change in its corporate reporting between 2019 and 2020.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: As of August 2021, Adbri does not appear to have disclosed any engagement on specific climate policy.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Adbri appears to have a mixed position on the transition of the energy mix. The company has supported the development of renewable based generation in 2017 and alternative fuels in 2020, though with limited detail on specific fuel types. However, Adbri also supports the role of natural gas in the energy mix, with no reference to its role as a transition fuel in line with IPCC recommendations. In May 2019, Adbri advocated a domestic gas reservation policy to ensure reliable access to energy. In September 2020, Adbri CEO Nick Miller supported Australia's "gas-fired recovery" from the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the positive impact on energy prices.

Industry Association Governance: Adbri has disclosed its membership to four industry associations in its 2019 Annual Report, including 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, while its 2020 sustainability report did not appear to disclose any memberships to industry associations.

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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.