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Canadian Natural Resources

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) is a publicly listed upstream oil and gas company headquartered in Canada. In 2020, it had USD 13.25 billion in revenue and a reported 9,990 employees*. CNRL mainly operates in North America and is active in the Canadian oil sands. It has an objective to increase hydrocarbon production and reserves, undermining progress in reducing emissions intensity.

Ranking position
#72 /100
Total score
2.6 /100
Performance score
1.1 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-100)


8.7 /100 #27

Material Investment

0.0 /100 #84

Intangible Investment

10.1 /100 #11

Sold products

0.0 /100 #55


29.0 /100 #58

Supplier Engagement


Client Engagement


Policy Engagement

10.0 /100 #69

Business Model

0.0 /100 #52

Leading practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and opportunities


CNRL receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease as there is little evidence that the company understands the science of climate change and the actions needed by the oil and gas sector.
The company does not have plans for any significant new low-carbon business activities or strategies. With no transition plan, targets that are limited in scope and growing oil production, CNRL is not on track to achieve a low-carbon transition aligned with its 1.5°C pathway.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

See results for

  1. 2023

More about the company

Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Group revenue
CAD 16.89 billion (USD 13.25 billion)
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees
Scope of activity