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NS Groep

NS Groep is a fully state-owned company headquartered in the Netherlands. In 2021 its revenue was USD 7.39 billion. The company operates passenger rail and station services across the Netherlands. In August 2022, NS Groep sold its subsidiary Abellio which operated rail franchises in the UK and Germany and bus services for Transport for London (TfL). The company stopped its German operations in late 2021.

Ranking position
#4 /90
Total score
39.5 /100

37.4 /60
Core social indicators
1.5 /20
Just transition
0.6 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
10.2 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-90)


71.2 /100 #14

Material investment

73.3 /100 #2

Intangible investment

5.0 /100 #24

Sold products



40.7 /100 #38

Supplier engagement

50.0 /100 #11

Client engagement

22.5 /100 #41

Policy engagement

15.0 /100 #47

Business model

35.0 /100 #2

ACT assessment

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


NS Groep receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. The company has set a net-zero target for 2040. However, the company does not disclose enough data to meaningfully assess its past performance and alignment with its 1.5°C carbon budget. NS Groep uses 100% electrified trains in the Netherlands and has signed a new power purchase agreement contract to increase its use of renewable energy from 2025. The company is also exploring the potential to transition its rail replacement bus fleet to operate on low-carbon fuels.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

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Core social assessment

More about the company

Utrecht, Netherlands
USD 7.39 billion
Fully state-owned