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Uniper is a fully state-owned company headquartered in Germany. In 2022 its revenue was USD 290.76 billion. The company owns and manages fossil fuel power plants across Europe. The majority of Uniper’s sold electricity comes from purchased power. Prior to its nationalisation by the German government in 2022, Finnish company Fortum was Uniper’s controlling shareholder. Between 2021 and 2022, Uniper’s total generating capacity reduced by over 30% due to the deconsolidation of its Russian assets. In April 2023, Russia seized Uniper’s assets, including its 83% stake in Unipro,its gas- and coal-based power generation subsidiary in Russia.
Ranking position
#30 /68
Total score
27.4 /100

17.1 /60
Core social indicators
6.5 /20
Just transition
3.8 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
7.0 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 10.0 /100 #43

Material investment

#1 18.0 /100 #35

Intangible investment

#1 18.4 /100 #15

Sold products

#1 45.7 /100 #2


#1 64.1 /100 #10

Supplier engagement

#1 62.5 /100 #7

Client engagement

#1 16.3 /100 #34

Policy engagement

#1 21.0 /100 #48

Business model

#1 35.4 /100 #28
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Act Assessment

Leading Practices

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Risks and Opportunities


Uniper receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Uniper is aiming for carbon neutrality across all of its scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2050 and to phase out coal generation by 2030. The company discloses elements of transition planning, including actions to increase its renewable energy capacity, but it lacks financial planning to ensure its progress against its targets. Based on forward-looking projections of its assets, including the reduction in its coal capacity and increase in hydropower generation, Uniper is expected to reduce its emissions intensity from its own generation by approximately 24% between 2022 and 2027. However, Uniper needs to more than double this emissions reduction rate to align with its 1.5°C pathway.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

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  1. 2020

More about the company

Düsseldorf, Germany
Group revenue
US$ 290,760 million (FY2022)
Group employees
7,008 (FY2022)
Fully state-owned
Installed capacity
17.2 GW
Company filing name
Uniper SE

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