Ørsted Named Most Sustainable Company in The World
The Danish energy company Ørsted is ranked as the most sustainable company in the world in the Corporate Knights 2020 Global 100 index of most sustainable corporations.
The Global 100 top rank is a recognition of Ørsted’s transformation from a fossil-fuel based energy company to a global green energy company in the past decade. The company has substantially grown their business while significantly reducing their carbon emissions.
Ørsted has reduced their carbon emissions by 83%, and by 2025, they are striving to become carbon neutral in their energy generation and operations. Right now, the company is reducing emissions much faster than what climate science outlines as necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
The Corporate Knights’ Global 100 Sustainability Index
Each year, Corporate Knights rank the 100 most sustainable companies in the world, ranking the top 1% on corporate sustainability performance. As the only one, this ranking is cross-sectoral, including industrials, financial, IT, consumer and healthcare sectors.
On the list, you can also find AmCham member Cisco Systems as the fourth most sustainable company in the world among many other both Danish and American companies.