GlaxoSmithKline

InfluenceMap Score
B+
Performance Band
85%
Organisation Score
64%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Healthcare
Head​quarters:
Brentford, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies:
Stiefel , Sensodyne, Horlicks, ViiV Healthcare
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) appears to have limited, but overall positive engagement with climate change policy.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: GSK clearly supports the science of climate change within a 2019 corporate document. Between 2019-2021, GSK does not appear to have commented on the general need for climate policy. However, the company joined the LEAF coalition in 2021, demonstrating its support for net-zero GHG emissions reductions. In 2019, the company also stated support for the Paris Agreement on its corporate website.

Engagement with Climate-Related Policy: GSK has limited engagement with climate policy between 2019 and 2021. GSK stated broad support for emissions trading schemes on its corporate website in 2019 but has since removed this position. In 2017, the company supported renewable energy targets for utilities and in 2019 showed support for the EU net-zero emissions target for 2050 through the Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders Group. GSK only provides a limited description of one climate policy position in its 2020 CDP response.

Positioning on Energy Transition: InfluenceMap did not find evidence of GSK’s position on, or engagement with, policy related to the transition of the energy mix.

Industry Association Governance: GSK discloses memberships to multiple industry associations on its website without outlining policy positions. However, the company is more transparent in its CDP disclosure by outlining consistency on climate change positions and its influence within several organizations. GSK is a member of the Corporate Leaders Group, which engages positively on climate policy in Europe.

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Strength of Relationship
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55%

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.