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Climate Lobbying Overview: PACCAR appears to have limited engagement on climate change policy, while stating general support for the decarbonization of transport. The company has limited disclosure on its top-line ambition and specific climate-related policies.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: PACCAR has limited top-line communications on climate change. In a December 2020 joint statement, DAF Trucks, PACCAR’s European subsidiary, expressed support for net-zero GHG emissions reductions by 2050. In the same statement, it also appeared to advocate for comprehensive carbon pricing to drive the deployment of zero emission trucks. However, PACCAR does not appear to explicitly support the Paris Agreement.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: PACCAR has limited engagement with climate-related regulations, but is broadly supportive of market-based policies. DAF Trucks, a full PACCAR subsidiary, appears to support government policy or intervention to extend carbon trading to freight transport, according to a September 2021 consultation response found via FOI. Additionally, the CEO of DAF Trucks, Harry Wolters, signed a joint statement calling for the inclusion of road transport in the emission trading system. The joint statement also advocated for policymakers to support a carbon tax, stating that this should be “urgently considered by policymakers” and may be “the single most effective policy to achieve the transition towards a safe and clean climate future”.

Positioning on Energy Transition: PACCAR appears generally supportive of the decarbonization of transportation. In a September 2021 UK consultation response obtained via FOI, DAF Trucks, a full subsidiary of PACCAR, expressed support for a UK ban on fossil fuel internal combustion engines in heavy goods vehicles in 2040 or earlier, with exceptions. The company opposed the highest ambition option, which would involve a split in the phase out dates of HGVs into two weight categories, instead supporting a less ambitious single final end date for the sale of fossil fuelled vehicles in 2040. In the same consultation response, DAF Trucks also called for government support in the transition to zero emissions HGVs, including financial incentives and infrastructure investment decisions. DAF Trucks seemed to advocate for the decarbonization of transportation in a joint 2020 letter, calling for a paradigm shift that moves away from fossil fuels as the main energy carrier as quickly as possible.

Industry Association Governance: PACCAR has not disclosed its membership to industry associations on its corporate website, neither has it published a review of its alignment with its industry associations. In its 2021 CDP response, it lists the European Automotive Manufacturers Association (ACEA), which has mixed engagement on climate change policy. The President of DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of PACCAR, is an ACEA board member.

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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.