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RWE is a publicly listed company headquartered in Germany. In 2022 its revenue was USD 40.73 billion. RWE is engaged in electricity generation, building energy storage systems and energy trading in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States. While RWE continues to run several coal-fired power plants and lignite mines, a substantial asset exchange with E.ON has transformed RWE into a major global player in the renewable energy sector.
Ranking position
#25 /68
Total score
31.5 /100

23.0 /60
Core social indicators
6.0 /20
Just transition
2.5 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
6.1 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 28.7 /100 #24

Material investment

#1 29.1 /100 #18

Intangible investment

#1 0.0 /100 #26

Sold products

#1 3.2 /100 #42


#1 48.6 /100 #36

Supplier engagement

#1 70.0 /100 #3

Client engagement

#1 31.3 /100 #23

Policy engagement

#1 21.0 /100 #48

Business model

#1 52.3 /100 #10
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RWE 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 significantly exceeds its 1.5°C carbon budget for the period 2022-2027 due to continued reliance on fossil fuel generation. RWE must reduce its emissions intensity by approximately 53% to align with its 1.5°C pathway in 2027. Though the company has developed a detailed plan to increase its wind and solar generation capacity and phase out coal by 2030, it is also growing its fossil gas capacity and phasing out nuclear plants.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

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  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Essen, Germany
Group revenue
US$ 40,731 million (FY2022)
Group employees
18,310 (FY2022)
Publicly listed
Installed capacity
40.2 GW
Company filing name
RWE Aktiengesellschaft, Essen

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