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Ørsted is a majority state-owned company headquartered in Denmark. In 2020 its revenue was USD 7.7 billion and installed capacity was 9 GW. Ørsted plans to be the first green energy major and to decarbonise its electricity generation by 2025, well ahead of its 1.5°C pathway.

Ranking position
#1 /50
Total score
96.4 /100
Performance score
18.5 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 4.0 /4 #1

Material Investment

#1 7.0 /7 #1

Intangible Investment

#1 1.0 /2 #1


#1 3.7 /4 #1

Policy Engagement

#1 0.8 /1 #3

Business Model

#1 2.0 /2 #1
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Risks and opportunities


Ørsted receives a trend score of +. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely improve. Ørsted’s target is to be substantially decarbonised for scopes 1 and 2 by 2025, just four years away. This is faster than its 1.5°C pathway. Its commitment to phase out coal by 2023 and the current levels of construction of renewables are strong evidence that its emissions will continue to decline at a sector-leading rate. Its net-zero scope 3 target is 2040 and progress on this will be slower.

Progress towards the Paris Alignment

Just Transition Assessment

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  1. 2020
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More about the company

Fredericia, Denmark
Group revenue (2020)
USD 7.7 billion
Publicly listed, with 50.1% owned by the government of Denmark
Installed capacity (2020)
8.9 GW

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

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