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Hyundai Motor Co

Hyundai Motor Company is a major South Korean auto manufacturer operating globally with sales of over 6.5 million vehicles in 2017. Its market capitalisation was valued at nearly US$27 billion in the same year. The company is well known for its diverse range of models, including the popular Tucson SUV, Creta SUV, Veloster hatchback and Ioniq plug-in hybrid.

Ranking position
#20 /25
Total score
6.6 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-25)


0.9 /3 #12

Material Investment

0.0 /0.4 #17

Intangible Investment

0.0 /2.4 #21

Sold product performance

3.5 /7 #21


0.5 /2.2 #15


0.0 /1.2 #21


0.6 /0.8 #6

Policy Engagement

0.4 /1.2 #13

Business Model

0.7 /1.8 #6
Total score 6.6 /20 #20

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


A trend score of – is awarded to Hyundai. If the company were reassessed in the near term, its score would most likely worsen. Hyundai’s low share of sales from low-carbon vehicles along with its lack of fleet emissions reduction targets to lessen future emissions indicates that Hyundai’s emissions will likely increase in the long term. Moreover, while Hyundai has displayed strong decarbonisation efforts by engaging consumers and exploring alternative solutions for passenger mobility, the company lacks overarching strategic direction. Hyundai should develop a comprehensive low-carbon transition plan to better prepare itself for a low-carbon economy.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

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  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Seoul, South Korea
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Group revenue (2017)
US$85.3 billion
Number of vehicles sold (2017)
~ 6.6 million
Market capitalisation (2017)
US$26.9 billion