ESG ratings and reporting

Our reports

Get an overview of our financial, ESG and sustainability performance by downloading our reports.


We review progress in our work in sustainability through a reporting process that culminates in the annual Sustainability Report. Here we describe how Ørsted as a business contributes to addressing some of the challenges faced by society and that are material to our business. The sustainability report also constitutes our reporting to the UN Global Compact. Due to our many activities in the UK, we provide a separate report on our contribution to UK society.

The Annual Report presents both financial and sustainability performance, while the ESG performance report provides the complete set of Ørsted's environment, social and governance indicators.

Below you can select and download these reports, which span 2005-2019.
Our Sustainability reports
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005

ESG ratings and rankings

We are among the best performing energy companies for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.


Ørsted is regularly assessed by rating agencies on our ESG performance. These ratings are used by investors as part of their investment decisions. We are pleased to be rated among the best performing energy companies on ESG. In 2019, Ørsted was ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company in the Global100 index.

Below is the list of ESG ratings and rankings that Ørsted discloses towards.

Rating agencies

Ranked no. 1

Global 100 is an index of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world. Ørsted ranks as the most sustainable company in the world in the Global 100 index, which analyses 7,500 companies with billion-dollar revenues. 
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Score AAA

In 2020, Ørsted A/S received a rating of AAA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

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Score A

CDP is a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage environmental impacts. We improved our B rating from 2018 to A on a scale from D- to A. Our CDP report is publicly available, and we aim to achieve A rating.
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Score 83

SustainAlytics is a global leader in research and ratings, specifically measuring companies’ exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage them on a scale from 1-100. Ørsted is rated as ‘Leader’, placed in the 97th percentile among 188 utilities and no. 1 among direct peers.
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Score 84

GRESB assesses the sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure assets worldwide, measured through ESG ratings. In 2018, Ørsted was named no. 1 ‘Sector Leader’ in Diversified Infrastructure with highest possible 5-star rating.
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Score B+

ISS ESG provides corporate and country ESG research and ratings. With a B+, Ørsted ranks no. 1 among 126 electric utilities and is awarded ‘Prime’ status.
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Selected for index

The FTSE4Good Index Series measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong ESG practices. Ørsted has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
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Selected for index

The Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe contains 200 shares of European companies included in the Russell Global Index that display the best CSR performance. Ørsted is selected as a constituent of the index.
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Selected for Index

Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices are composed of the highest-ranking listed companies according to their ESG performance. Ratings are weighted and measure company performance against a set of risks. Ørsted has been selected for the ‘Europe 120’ index which places us among the 120 most sustainable companies in Europe.
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Score 78

EcoVadis is a global collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings for procurers. Ørsted has been awarded a gold medal as a recognition of being among the top 5% performers evaluated by EcoVadis.
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Partner in ESG Data Portal

Ørsted has received the Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner badge for our participation in Nasdaq’s ESG Data Portal. The database provides standardised, objective and quantifiable ESG and financial performance data to support sustainable investments across the Nordic markets.
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Modern Slavery Act Statements

We pledge to prevent acts of modern slavery and human trafficking. Read the statements.


We have published Modern Slavery Act statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2019. The statements set out the steps Ørsted has taken to prevent acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring in its business and supply chain. Statements are provided for all UK entities in scope and Danish entities that are in scope due to their activities in the UK and cover the financial years ending 31 December 2019, 31 December 2018 and 31 December 2017.

Read all the statements here.
Modern Slavery Act Statements
2019
2018
2017
2016

Taking action to stay within 1.5°C

We need to transform the global energy system to keep global warming within 1.5°C. Read Ørsted’s new paper to learn how replacing fossil fuels with green energy can combat climate change.