Bunge Limited

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St. Louis, United States
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Climate Lobbying Overview: Between 2018-2021 Bunge appears to have limited engagement and transparency with climate change policy and regulation. Bunge has expressed support for the utilization of biomass and has mixed engagement on biofuels, calling for the use of biofuels and bioelectricity to be used where possible, but simultaneously expressing a preference for market forces over regulations.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Bunge has limited top-line communications on climate change and policy. In a sustainability statement released in 2019, CEO Greg Heckman indicated some acceptance of climate science; he highlighted that there are risks associated with rapid changes in climate for the agricultural industry, and acknowledged the industry’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. However, Bunge does not appear explicitly support the need to reduce economy-wide emissions in line with IPCC science, the need for government regulation to respond to climate change or the Paris Agreement.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Bunge appears to have limited engagement with climate-related regulations, and does not appear to provide a dedicated disclosure on its climate positioning or lobbying on its corporate website. While Bunge responded to CDP’s 2020 request for climate-related information, it did not disclose its position with any climate-related regulations apart from on biofuels (see below).

Positioning on Energy Transition: Bunge appears to have limited engagement with the transitioning of the energy mix. In its 2020 CDP disclosure, Bunge stated that it engages with policymakers around the issue of biofuels, declaring a preference for market forces to promote biofuels, and calling for the use of biofuels and bioelectricity to be encouraged where possible.

Industry Association Governance: In 2021, Bunge appears to disclose its memberships to industry associations in both in its 2020 Sustainability Report and 2020 CDP response, although both disclosures lack detail. Similarly, Bunge has not published a full audit disclosure of its alignment with its industry associations. InfluenceMap did not find any evidence of memberships to climate-active industry associations in our database.

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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.