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Origin Energy

Origin Energy is a publicly listed company headquartered in Australia. In 2020, its revenue was USD 8.3 billion and installed capacity was 6 Gigawatts (GW). Origin's early lead in climate disclosure and target setting has been lost. In order to be a climate leader the company should set ambitious targets that are aligned with the 1.5°C pathway and could improve its disclosures.

Ranking position
#28 /50
Total score
25.7 /100
Performance score
5.8 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 2.0 /4 #25

Material Investment

#1 0.4 /7 #44

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2 #20


#1 2.2 /4 #25

Policy Engagement

#1 0.5 /1 #20

Business Model

#1 0.8 /2 #27
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Risks and opportunities


Origin receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Origin exhibits clear desire to decarbonise but its plans rely heavily on gas generation. The nature of targets which are closely aligned to closure of a single plant means that delivering short-term emissions intensity reductions is challenging. The power generation sector in Australia must achieve net-zero by 2035 at the latest. Until Origin develops a transition plan which relies fully on low-carbon sources by the 2030 its decarbonisation performance is likely to suffer.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

In this report, we present five key thematic findings showing how 180 companies can increase their ambition towards a transition to a low-carbon future that is just and equitable for the people and communities at risk of being affected by it.

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  1. 2020
  2. 2023

More about the company

Sydney, Australia
Group revenue (2020)
USD 8.3 billion
Publicly listed
Installed capacity (2020)
6.0 GW

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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