Raytheon Technologies Corporation (formerly United Technologies)

InfluenceMap Score
C-
Performance Band
65%
Organisation Score
37%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Industrials
Head​quarters:
Hartford, United States
Brands and Associated Companies:
United Technologies, Raytheon Company, UTC Aerospace Systems, Sikorsky Aircraft
Official Web Site:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Since the merger of United Technologies and Raytheon in 2020, Raytheon Technologies appears to have limited engagement with climate policy. Previously, in 2018-19, United Technologies communicated support for an EU 2050 net-zero target and the transition to sustainable aviation fuel. As of 2022, the company maintains membership in numerous US industry associations lobbying against climate policy.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Raytheon Technologies has limited top-line messaging on climate policy. Previously, in December 2019, United Technologies stated top-line support for an EU 2050 net-zero target as part of the Corporate Leaders Group. It also communicated support in 2018-19 for increased GHG emissions reductions and the decarbonization of European aviation, with the caveat that the sector should retain its global competitiveness. In recent years, Raytheon Technologies does not appear to have communicated a position on the Paris Agreement.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Raytheon Technologies appears to have highly limited engagement with climate policy from 2019-22. The company does not appear to provide a clearly identifiable disclosure of its climate-relevant policy positions and lobbying on its website. In its 2021 CDP response, Raytheon Technologies discloses limited information on only a single policy area, global aviation emission reductions, in which its position on the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) climate aviation policy remains unclear. Previously, in December 2019, the company tweeted about its lobbying on the Kigali Amendment without disclosing a position.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Raytheon Technologies appears to support the transition to sustainable aviation fuel for aircraft, though it is unclear if its position on other forms of energy, such as hydrogen, is aligned with IPCC recommendations. In an October 2021 blog, Raytheon advocated for governments to support hydrogen-fueled aircraft, though its position on decarbonizing hydrogen production is unclear. In another blog that same month, Raytheon indicated support for a transition to greater use of biofuels to decarbonize transportation. In October 2020, Raytheon Technologies signed a joint letter to ICAO to urge greater efforts to “create conditions under which sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) can be widely deployed” without advocating for specific policies. Previously, as United Technologies, the company signed a joint statement in June 2019 calling on governments to create policies that promote sustainable aviation fuel.

Industry Association Governance: Raytheon Technologies discloses a list of its memberships to industry associations on its website without detailing their climate policy positions, its engagement with them, or its role within each association. The company has not published a review of its alignment with its industry associations. Raytheon provides more detail in its 2021 CDP response, where it lists membership in five trade associations including the Business Roundtable where its CEO serves on the Board, and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) where a senior executive serves on the Board, though it does not disclose its membership in the US Chamber of Commerce in its CDP response. The NAM and the Chamber both lobby actively and negatively on US climate policy, while the Business Roundtable] demonstrates mixed positions.

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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.