Pfizer

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
72%
Organisation Score
46%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Healthcare
Head​quarters:
New York City, United States
Brands and Associated Companies:
Advil, Viagra, Centrum
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Pfizer’s top line positions on climate policy appear broadly positive, but the company demonstrates limited engagement with specific climate-related policy. Pfizer broadly supports measures like clean energy, energy efficiency and zero-emissions vehicles. However, it retains memberships to industry associations which have lobbied in strong opposition to climate policy, such as the US Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and Business Europe.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Pfizer’s top-line messaging on climate policy appears largely positive. In April 2021, it signed the We Mean Business Coalition’s open letter to President Biden supporting net-zero emissions by 2050 and calling on the United States to adopt an ambitious 2030 NDC target. In its corporate Climate Change Position Statement in March 2021, Pfizer communicated broad support for governmental policy frameworks that include alignment of policy goals and GHG emissions reduction targets with current scientific evidence and IPCC-based consensus recommendations. Pfizer reiterated its position on the science of climate change and the need for drastic action news report released on the companies' website.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Pfizer appears to have limited engagement with specific climate-related regulation. The company’s March 2021 Climate Change Position Statement appears to generally welcome climate-related regulations, particularly ones that establish a price on carbon. At the same time, it is unclear if Pfizer prefers government policy or voluntary market-based measures to achieve this. Pfizer has not engaged on climate related policies in the Build Back Better Act.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Pfizer’s positions on the energy transition are positive, though supported by limited engagement. The open letter to the United States President Biden signed by Pfizer in April 2021 communicated broad support for the transition of the energy mix, including clean energy, energy efficiency, zero-emissions vehicles, and durable carbon removal. Pfizer’s corporate statement updated on March 2021 shows general support for policy frameworks that promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and emissions reduction technologies.

Industry Association Governance: Pfizer provides some disclosure of its trade association memberships on its corporate website and detailed some of its memberships in trade associations in its 2020 CDP report, with details of its alignment with the climate positions of those groups. The company is a member of multiple trade associations obstructing climate change policy. For example, Pfizer’s senior executive is on the board of the US Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, the company helped establish the Climate Solutions Working Group (CSWG), a standalone group of Chamber members that collaborate to advance business interests in climate change solutions and engage within the Chamber on climate change issues. Furthermore, Pfizer’s President of Global Supply is an executive committee member at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). NAM has consistently opposed ambitious climate policy in the US.

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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.