Assessment of Tesla according to the management of its greenhouse gas emissions and of risks and opportunities related to the low-carbon transition.
Acknowledging Climate Change as a Business Issue
Level 0: Unaware of Climate Change as a Business Issue
1. Does the company acknowledge climate change as a significant issue for the business?
Level 1: Acknowledging Climate Change as a Business Issue
2. Does the company recognise climate change as a relevant risk and/or opportunity for the business?
3. Does the company have a policy (or equivalent) commitment to action on climate change?
Level 2: Building Capacity
4. Has the company set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets?
5. Has the company published information on its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions?
Level 3: Integrating into Operational Decision Making
6. Has the company nominated a board member or board committee with explicit responsibility for oversight of the climate change policy?
7. Has the company set quantitative targets for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions?
8. Does the company report on Scope 3 emissions?
9. Has the company had its operational (Scope 1 and/or 2) greenhouse gas emissions data verified?
10. Does the company support domestic and international efforts to mitigate climate change?
11. Does the company have a process to manage climate-related risks?
12. Does the company disclose Scope 3 use of product emissions?
Level 4: Strategic Assessment
13. Does the company disclose its membership and involvement in organisations or coalitions dedicated specifically to climate issues?
14. Has the company set long-term quantitative targets for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions?
15. Does the company's remuneration for senior executives incorporate climate change performance?
16. Does the company incorporate climate change risks and opportunities in their strategy?
17. Does the company undertake climate scenario planning?
18. Does the company disclose an internal price of carbon?
19. Does the company ensure consistency between its climate change policy and the positions taken by trade associations of which it is a member?
Carbon Performance alignment of companies in the Tesla sector with the Paris agreement benchmarks.
The company has not disclosed quantitative targets to reduce its emissions, which TPI can use to estimate future carbon performance. TPI assumed that Tesla will continue producing zero-emissions cars. TPI’s benchmarks harmonise emissions under the EU’s Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). While formally adopted in September 2017, manufacturers systematically began reporting emission performance in WLTP in the reporting year 2020. We rely on conversion factors published by the ICCT to translate companies’ historical intensities from NEDC to WLTP, but previous assessments using NEDC are still accessible on our tool. When interpreting TPI Carbon Performance data, it is important to bear in mind that climate science shows temperature change is proportional to cumulative absolute CO2 emissions.