Procter & Gamble

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
65%
Organisation Score
44%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Consumer Staples
Head​quarters:
Cincinnati, United States
Brands and Associated Companies:
Gillette, Duracell, Braun, Pampers
Official Web Site:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Procter & Gamble (P&G) appears to hold mixed positions on climate policy, but is not strategically engaged with detailed legislation and regulation. The company maintains links to several industry associations engaging negatively on climate change policy.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: P&G’s top-line communications on climate change are mixed and limited. According to its Q1 2022 and Q2 2022 federal lobbying reports, P&G has engaged on the Build Back Better Act, but it is unclear whether it supported the legislation's climate provisions. In a 2020 press release, the company supported GHG emission reductions in line with limiting warming to 1.5°C, as outlined by the IPCC. However, as a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), P&G appears to support the elimination of some climate-related regulations: the CLC’s most recent Bipartisan Climate Roadmap, released in August 2021 and endorsed by P&G, continues to advocate for “trading the most ambitious carbon price enacted by any leading emitter nation for regulatory relief.”

Engagement with Climate-Related Policy: InfluenceMap found limited recent evidence of P&G’s engagement with specific climate policies. In August 2020, Huffington Post reported that Procter and Gamble supported stronger clean energy legislation, including state-level clean energy standards. P&G was a founding member of the CLC which, from 2017-2019, advocated for a US federal carbon tax that is revenue-neutral through dividends returned to US citizens. However, the CLC’s position included support for rollback of other forms of carbon regulation like the Clean Power Plan and continues to endorse regulatory relief, per communications in August 2021.

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

Industry Association Governance: P&G discloses a list of US industry associations to which it pays annual dues exceeding $25,000, but offers no details on the organizations' climate policy positions. P&G is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Chemistry Council, and National Association of Manufacturers in the U.S., all of which engage with largely negative positions on climate policy. Its CEO is also a member of the Business Roundtable, which demonstrates mixed positions. In Europe, P&G is a member of BusinessEurope and the European Chemical Industry Council, which also demonstrate mixed engagement on climate policy.

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Strength of Relationship
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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.