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.
Climate Lobbying Overview: The Japan Department Stores Association (JDSA) appears to have very limited direct engagement with climate policy in Japan and weak disclosure of its climate policy positioning and engagement.
Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: JDSA appears to have very limited top-line messaging on climate policy. JDSA appeared to communicate broad support for efforts towards increased GHG emissions reductions, however it is unclear if its position is consistent with IPCC demanded emissions reductions, as stated on its website accessed in September 2022.
Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: JDSA has no transparent positions on, or engagement with, climate-related regulations.
Positioning on Energy Transition: JDSA has no transparent positions on, or engagement with, the energy transition.