Boral Limited

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Construction Materials
Sydney, Australia
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Climate Lobbying Overview: Boral appears to have a mixed position on climate change. The company does not appear fully committed to ambitious climate action despite broadly positive top-line messaging, and has had limited engagement with specific climate policy.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Boral appears generally supportive of action on climate change in its corporate reporting. In its 2020 Sustainability Report, Boral supported the need to limit global temperature increases to “well below” 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C, in line with the Paris Agreement. In the same report, Boral also advocated a national approach to climate and energy policy, although the company qualified this support for regulation by stating that it should not “unduly erode the competitiveness of domestic-based businesses”.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Boral has had limited but mixed engagement on climate policy. In 2019, the company stated its support for Australia’s 2030 target of a 26-28% reduction in carbon emissions below 2005 levels. Boral’s most recent CDP disclosure – in 2017 – appeared to support the Emissions Reduction Fund and the development of a baseline and credit scheme in Australia. However, the disclosure also states that Boral is “neutral” and “undecided” on these policies. Boral’s 2017 CDP disclosure also rejected the use of Australia’s federal Renewable Energy Target scheme to subsidise renewables. Since 2017, Boral has not offered a clear breakdown of its positions on Australian climate policy, either via CDP or on its own website.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Boral does not appear to have a detailed position on the energy transition. However, the company offered top-line support for a transition to a lower carbon economy in 2020.

Industry Association Governance: Boral publicly discloses a list of its memberships to industry associations in a dedicated report. In this report, Boral also stated that it has found no material inconsistencies with any of its industry associations on their positions on major energy and climate policy, although it has not published a detailed audit disclosure. The company is a member of the Australian Industry Group and Business Council of Australia, both of which have engaged in obstructive lobbying on climate policy in Australia in the past although with some recent improvements.

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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.