UltraTech Cement

InfluenceMap Score
C+
Performance Band
64%
Organisation Score
60%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Construction Materials
Head​quarters:
Mumbai, India
Brands and Associated Companies:
Birla White, Narmada Cement, Dakshin Cement
Official Web Site:

Climate Lobbying Overview: UltraTech Cement appears to be broadly supportive of climate change policy in its top-line communications, but with limited engagement. The company has communicated support for the transition to a low-carbon economy, however, it does not seem to have engaged extensively with specific climate policies.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: UltraTech Cement appears generally supportive of climate change policy in its top-line messaging. In its 2020-21 Sustainability Report, published in July 2021, the company is supportive of the need to limit global temperature rise below the 2°C threshold in line with the Paris Agreement. In an October 2021 tweet, UltraTech Cement also expressed support for net-zero concrete by 2050. However, the company does not appear to have explicitly supported economy-wide emissions reductions in line with IPCC guidance. InfluenceMap has also been unable to find evidence of UltraTech Cement’s position on the need for climate regulation.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: From 2020-21, UltraTech Cement appears to have had limited transparent engagement with specific climate change policy. In its CDP disclosures from 2018 to 2020, the company has advocated for product standards for low carbon cement in India.

Positioning on Energy Transition: UltraTech Cement does not appear to have a detailed position on the energy transition. However, published in a case study in 2021, Managing Director, Kailash Jhanwar, stated top-line support for the transition to a low carbon economy.

Industry Association Governance: UltraTech Cement has disclosed a list of its memberships to industry associations in its 2020 Annual Report, but with no further details of the company's role within each organization's governing bodies nor their climate change policy positions. The company has not published a review of alignment with its industry associations. The company is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which has shown mixed and limited engagement on Indian climate change policy.

Additional Note: UltraTech Cement is headquartered in India, where InfluenceMap’s LobbyMap platform can currently only make a provisional assessment of corporate climate policy engagement, due to limited capability to access publicly available data on this issue. As it is possible that InfluenceMap is not yet able to fully capture evidence of UltraTech Cement's climate policy engagement activities, these scores should be considered provisional at this time.

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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.