Corporate Climate Policy Engagement

Corporate Climate Policy Engagement in Japan

The Japanese government has announced a 2050 carbon neutrality target in 2020, followed by a raised 2030 emissions reduction target in 2021. Corporations in Japan are extensively involved in influencing the shape and ambition of Japan’s emerging climate policies to deliver on these emissions reduction targets. This platform provides accessible analysis of these influencing activities, drawn from a database of over 5,500 data points.

The diagram below maps out the climate policy engagement of the largest companies operating in Japan which are most significant to climate change (see here) for how these companies are chosen).

The ‘Climate performance band’ charts the overall position of the company towards Paris-aligned climate policy, from most oppositional (left) to most supportive (right). The ‘Engagement Intensity’ expresses how actively a company is engaging with climate policy, with the most engaged companies at the top of the graph. Hover over the graph to see details of each company, or find each company's full metrics and online profile in the table below.

Information about Japan industry associations and their climate policy engagement can be found on the Industry Associations page.

InfluenceMap maintains the world’s leading database of corporate and industry association engagement with climate policy around the globe, covering over 400 companies and 200 industry groups globally. Full details of what our metrics mean are contained within the Info icons. A full explanation of our methodology can be found here.

Company Listings

Below is a ranking table with the companies included in this research. A summary profile and full access to the data underlying the assessments can be accessed via the links in the table

Influencemap Performance BandOrganizationEngagement Intensity
DToyota Motor39AutomobilesAsia
BSoftbank Group19TelecommunicationsAsia
D+Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT)3TelecommunicationsAsia
B-Sony Group22Information TechnologyAsia
D+Honda Motor35AutomobilesAsia
D+Mitsubishi Corporation21IndustrialsAsia
D+Mitsui & Co20IndustrialsAsia
C-Hitachi17Information TechnologyAsia
C-Japan Post Holdings7FinancialsAsia
B-Takeda Pharmaceutical21HealthcareAsia
CSeven & i Holdings7RetailingAsia
D-Nippon Steel Corporation32Metals & MiningAsia
CPanasonic22Information TechnologyAsia
DENEOS Holdings (formerly JX Holdings Inc)29EnergyAsia
C+Daikin Industries29IndustrialsAsia
D+Toray Industries Inc.16ChemicalsAsia
B-Ricoh20Information TechnologyAsia
D+Mitsubishi Motors13AutomobilesAsia
D-Isuzu Motors11AutomobilesAsia
D+Kyushu Electric Power Company31UtilitiesAsia
C-NEC4Information TechnologyAsia
C-Asahi Kasei6ChemicalsAsia
D-JFE Steel24Metals & MiningAsia
C-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries20IndustrialsAsia
D-Electric Power Development (J-Power)13UtilitiesAsia
B-Sekisui House17Business ServicesAsia
DFederation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPC)36UtilitiesAsia
D+Japan Aluminium Association (JAA)11Metals & MiningAsia
N/AJapan Apparel-Fashion Industry Council (JAFIC)0Commercial ServicesAsia
C-Japan Association for Logistics and Transport (JALoT)8TransportationAsia
B-Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai)38All SectorsAsia
DJapan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI)27All SectorsAsia
C+Japan Construction Material and Housing Equipment Industries Federation (J-CHIF)5IndustrialsAsia
CJapan Electronics And Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)18Information TechnologyAsia
CJapan Federation of Construction Contractors (JFCC)7IndustrialsAsia
B+Renewable Energy Council (REC)19UtilitiesAsia
N/AJapan Food Industry Association (JFIA)1Consumer StaplesAsia
N/AJapan Food Service Association (JF)0Consumer StaplesAsia
N/AJapan Franchise Association3Business ServicesAsia
E+Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF)44Metals & MiningAsia
N/AJapan Meat Market Wholesaler’s Association (JMMWA)0Consumer StaplesAsia
DJapan Mining Industry Association16Metals & MiningAsia
DJapan Natural Gas Association (JNGA)6EnergyAsia
E+Japan Petroleum Development Association(JPDA)12EnergyAsia
D+Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers (JSIM)9IndustrialsAsia
DKansai Economic Federation12All SectorsAsia
C+Real Estate Companies Association of Japan25Construction MaterialsAsia
DScheduled Airlines Association of Japan11TransportationAsia
N/AAutomobile Business Association of Japan2AutomobilesAsia
DJapan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)29AutomobilesAsia
C-Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)50All SectorsAsia
DJapan Gas Association26EnergyAsia
DPetroleum Association of Japan (PAJ)28EnergyAsia
C-Central Japan Economic Federation (CJEF)21All SectorsAsia
AConsumers Japan11Consumer StaplesAsia
CJapan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF)11EnergyAsia
D-Japan Cement Association (JCA)9Construction MaterialsAsia
D+Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA)21ChemicalsAsia
A-Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (JCLP)40All SectorsAsia
E-Japan Carbon Frontier Organization With Innovative Technologies (J-COAL)11Metals & MiningAsia
N/AJapan Department Stores Association1RetailingAsia
C-Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA)16IndustrialsAsia
D+Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC)14Business ServicesAsia
D+Japan Industrial Vehicles Association (JIVA)6AutomobilesAsia
D-Japan LP Gas Association (JLPGA)5EnergyAsia
N/AJapan Federation of Printing Industries (JFPI)2Paper & Forest ProductsAsia
DJapan Paper Association (JPA)10Paper & Forest ProductsAsia
N/AJapan Pharmaceutical Association0HealthcareAsia
N/AJapan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA)0HealthcareAsia
N/AJapan Retailers Association (JRA)0RetailingAsia
C-Japanese Bankers Association (JBA)8BanksAsia
D+Japanese Shipowners' Association (JSA)13TransportationAsia
N/ANational Federation of Dairy Co-operative Associations (Zenrakuren)0Consumer StaplesAsia
N/ANational Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations (Zengyoren)1Consumer StaplesAsia
N/ANational General Contractors Association of Japan (Zenken)1IndustrialsAsia
N/ASeidanren3All SectorsAsia