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Ørsted A/S is a renewable energy company headquartered in Denmark with assets and operations in the UK and Denmark. It is publicly listed, with 50.1% owned by the government of Denmark. In 2019, its revenue was US$10.18 billion and installed capacity was 7.5 GW. Ørsted's aim is to develop and deploy market-leading sustainable energy solutions. The focus on renewable energy, primarily offshore wind, means the company’s business model is essentially aligned with the low-carbon transition.

Ranking position
#1 /50
Total score
15.6 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


3.0 /4 #3

Material Investment

7.0 /7 #1

Intangible Investment

0.0 /2 #19


2.8 /4 #7

Policy Engagement

0.8 /1 #3

Business Model

2.0 /2 #1

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


Ørsted is awarded a trend score of +. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely improve. Ørsted has set a target to reduce its emissions intensity at a rate that is faster than its low-carbon pathway. The company is on track to meet this 2025 target, and with the closure of its final fossil fuel assets scheduled over the coming years, Ørsted’s emissions per unit of electricity produced are projected to decrease. The company has already successfully repositioned itself as a low-carbon electricity generator. Investments over the coming years will expand the renewables share of Ørsted’s installed capacity to 99%, meaning this low-carbon business model is anticipated to improve in the short term.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

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  1. 2021
  2. 2023

More about the company

Fredericia, Denmark
Ownership structure
Publicly listed, with 50.1% owned by the government of Denmark
Group revenue
US$10.18 billion (2019)
Installed capacity
7.5 GW (2019)