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ABB is a publicly listed company headquartered in Switzerland. In 2021 its revenues was USD 29.4 billion. The company is among the global producers of industrial equipment, embracing a large range of activities distributed among four business areas: Electrification, Motion, Process Automation, Services and software.
Ranking position
#6 /11
Total score
36.5 /100

26.2 /60
Core social indicators
9.0 /20
Just transition
1.3 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
7.3 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 23.9 /100 #5

Material investment

#1 50.0 /100 #4

Intangible investment

#1 0.0 /100 #5

Sold products

#1 0.0 /100 #10


#1 63.4 /100 #4

Supplier engagement

#1 57.5 /100 #3

Client engagement

#1 75.0 /100 #5

Policy engagement

#1 51.0 /100 #6

Business model

#1 24.4 /100 #10
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ACT assessment

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


ABB receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. ABB needs to strengthen the ambition of its emissions reduction targets. It is not clear how the company plans to address its major source of emissions, namely its scope 3 emissions from the use of its sold products. Furthermore, the company does not always demonstrate its readiness to stop its profitable business in the face of environmental or social issues. This can be illustrated by the Kusile power station or the Aftissat wind energy project.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

More about the company

Zurich, Switzerland
Group revenue
US$ 29,446 millions (FY2022)
Group employees
105,000 (FY2022)
Publicly listed
Installed capacity
Not Applicable
Company filing name
ABB ltd.

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