Report: Apple, IKEA, Tesla and Unilever among leaders on corporate climate policy by The Good Shopping Guide | Apr 9, 2018 | Ethical Shopping Blog | 0 comments A new report published last week, A-List of Climate Policy Engagement, scored a number of prominent businesses in relation to corporate climate policy. IKEA, Tesla and Unilever in addition to the likes of technology giant, Apple, are said to rank among the very top. Regarding the technology sector, Amazon and Microsoft were also included in the report. However, Microsoft was said to narrowly miss the A-List due to a particularly “strong network of powerful cross-‐sector trade groups opposing climate policy, like the US Chamber, which Apple has publicly denounced on climate”. To qualify, a company must display leadership in their sector, which includes explicit and ambitious climate policy and engagement. Like with the case of Microsoft, a notable criteria for downgrading is company linkage to associations and lobbyists opposed to climate policy. The evidence consists mostly of direct disclosures from the companies themselves or from their trade associations (which are individually assessed in the same manner as the companies). It includes inputs into regulatory consultations, comments on policy in financial filings, transcripts of CEO and senior management messaging in various contexts, as well as objective news reporting from legitimate media. Surprisingly, Coca-Cola, Nestle and SSE also made the A-List, citing strong climate policy commitments. Read more.