We have expanded the list of climate policies we assess company engagement with to incorporate land-use related policy, referring to legislative or regulatory measures to enhance and protect ecosystems and land where carbon is being stored. Assessments under this category are currently underweighted in terms of their contribution to the overall company metrics. This weighting will be progressively increased over the next 6 months.
We adjusted the terminology used to describe the queries running down the left-hand side of our scoring matrix and added additional explanatory text to the info-boxes. This has no impact on the scores and methodology. It has been done following user feedback to improve clarity.
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.
Climate Lobbying Overview: Surgutneftegas appears to have very limited engagement on climate change policy. InfluenceMap has not found evidence of positions on specific climate-related policy or issues surrounding the energy transition, and Surgutneftegas has limited transparency over its climate policy positions and engagement activities.
Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Surgutneftegas appears to have very limited top-line communications on climate change policy. On its corporate website, accessed in August 2021, the company recognized the science of climate change. Surgutneftegas is clearly concerned with reducing its operational GHG emissions, however it is unclear if the company supports IPCC demanded global emissions reductions. Surgutneftegas does not appear to explicitly support the Paris Agreement or the need for climate-related regulation.
Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Surgutneftegas appears to have very limited transparent engagement on specific climate-related regulations. The company also did not respond to CDP's Climate Change Information Requests from 2016-2021.
Positioning on Energy Transition: InfluenceMap was unable to find evidence of Surgutneftegas’ engagement on the broader energy transition between 2016 and 2022. The company clearly supports increased oil and gas exploration in its own operations, but its position on the broader energy mix is unclear.
Industry Association Governance: Surgutneftegas does not disclose its industry association memberships or details on its indirect climate-related lobbying activities, including positions of industry associations or how the company is attempting to influence these positions. Surgutneftegas has not published an audit of its alignment with industry links. Surgutneftegas does not appear to hold any memberships to industry associations covered by InfluenceMap's database.