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RWE is a publicly listed company headquartered in Essen, Germany. In 2020, its revenue was USD15.6 billion and installed capacity was 41 GW. RWE is currently committed to achieve climate neutrality by 2040. RWE has begun to shift its focus towards renewables with a capacity of about 10 gigawatts based on renewable sources, as well as gas fleet and an internationally active energy trading business.

Ranking position
#21 /50
Total score
40.0 /100
Performance score
10.8 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 3.1 /4 #9

Material Investment

#1 3.0 /7 #13

Intangible Investment

#1 0.1 /2 #14


#1 2.5 /4 #17

Policy Engagement

#1 0.3 /1 #33

Business Model

#1 1.8 /2 #12
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Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


RWE receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. In 2018, coal and lignite power generation represented 54% of RWE’s total generation against 30% in 2020. The progressive closure of the company’s coal plants and its acquisition of E.ON’s renewable assets in 2019 has shifted RWE’s electricity generation towards more renewable sources. However, it has also increased the share of gas in RWE’s electricity portfolio, which should be minimised if the company wants to remain aligned with its 1.5°C pathway over time.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

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  1. 2020
  2. 2023

More about the company

Essen, Germany
Group revenue (2020)
USD 15.6 billion
Publicly listed
Installed capacity (2020)
40.7 GW

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

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