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Canadian Natural Resources

Canadian Natural Resources is a publicly listed upstream company headquartered in Canada. In 2022 its revenue was USD 32 billion. It has some overseas operations in Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It focuses on the exploration and production of fossil gas, heavy and light crude oil and oil sands.

Ranking position
#47 /99
Total score
15.2 /100

9.9 /60
Core social indicators
4.0 /20
Just transition
1.3 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
1.9 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-99)


#1 8.7 /100 #39

Material investment

#1 0.3 /100 #77

Intangible investment

#1 0.0 /100 #11

Sold products

#1 1.8 /100 #47


#1 53.8 /100 #21

Supplier engagement


Client engagement


Policy engagement

#1 47.0 /100 #15

Business model

#1 0.0 /100 #66
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Act Assessment

Leading Practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and Opportunities


CNR receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. CNR does not have sufficient targets that cover all emissions or any ambitious net-zero targets. The company’s scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions intensities have remained static since 2017 and is not expected to decrease between 2022 and 2027. The company is expected to exceed its carbon budget by 80% between 2022 and 2050. It remains reliant on oil and gas activities, and is expanding current operations and making no low-carbon investments.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

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  1. 2021

More about the company

Calgary, Canada
Publicly listed
USD 32.7 billion

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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