Union of Concerned Scientists score 8 fossil fuel companies on their actions to limit climate change; company responses provided

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Arch Coal, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Consol Energy, ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy, and Shell to respond to the allegations in this report.

The following companies provided a response:

  • BP
  • ConocoPhillips
  • ExxonMobil
  • Peabody Energy
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Company response
18 October 2016

Response by ConocoPhillips

Author: ConocoPhillips

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Company response
18 October 2016

Response by ExxonMobil

Author: ExxonMobil

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Company response
18 October 2016

Response by Peabody Energy

Author: Peabody Energy

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Article
18 October 2016

Union of Concerned Scientists finds major fossil fuel companies fail to take climate accountability

Author: Kathy Mulvey, Jayne Piepenburg, Gretchen Goldman & Peter C. Frumhoff, Union of Concerned Scientists

"The Climate Accountability Scorecard: Ranking Major Fossil Companies on Climate Deception, Disclosure, and Action," Oct 2016

Major fossil fuel producers bear a particular responsibility for climate change…This comprehensive study includes eight leading fossil fuel companies…The analysis provides a detailed look at four main areas where these companies must take immediate action to prevent the worst effects of global climate change…The scorecard is intended to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future by equipping the media, investors, policy makers, and consumers…with tools to assess companies' current performance and urge specific, immediate action…All eight companies maintain membership…in trade associations and other industry groups that spread disinformation about climate science…[O]nly BP and Shell have publicly expressed support for the international climate agreement reached in Paris…2 out of 8 companies supportive of fair and effective climate policies…All of the companies studied can and should do better to fulfill existing climate risk disclosure requirements, and they should begin to prepare for enhanced disclosure regimes in the future…

[Also refers to Arch Coal, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Consol Energy, ExxonMobil, and Peabody Energy.]

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Company response
17 October 2016

Response by BP

Author: BP

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