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Eskom is a fully state-owned company headquartered in South Africa. In 2022 its revenue was USD 65.66 billion. Eskom is the largest producer of electricity in the region. The foundation of its business is electricity generation, transmission, distribution and sale, supplemented by the construction of new power stations and network infrastructure.
Ranking position
#51 /68
Total score
12.7 /100

1.9 /60
Core social indicators
4.5 /20
Just transition
6.3 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
1.3 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 0.0 /100 #51

Material investment

#1 2.8 /100 #61

Intangible investment

#1 0.0 /100 #26

Sold products

#1 0.0 /100 #46


#1 32.6 /100 #49

Supplier engagement

#1 0.0 /100 #43

Client engagement

#1 0.0 /100 #53

Policy engagement

#1 29.0 /100 #36

Business model

#1 0.0 /100 #66
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Leading Practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and Opportunities


Eskom receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Based on forward-looking projections of its assets, the company’s emissions intensity is projected to marginally decrease by 2027, due to a small reduction forecast in its share of coal. However, the company must reduce its emissions intensity by approximately 33% to align with its 1.5°C pathway by 2027. Eskom’s transition plan includes repurposing and repowering coal-fired stations, delivery of clean generation projects and expansion of the transmission grid. However, the plan lacks details, and no progress has been reported since its release in 2019.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

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  1. 2020
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More about the company

Sunninghill, South Africa
Group revenue
US$ 65,660 million (FY2022)
Group employees
40,421 (FY2022)
Fully state-owned
Installed capacity
47.5 GW
Company filing name
Eskom Holdings Soc Ltd.

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