Net Zero Company Benchmark

Assessing the world's largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters on their net zero transition

NEW in 2023

Following investor consultation, the latest iteration of the Benchmark is now available. Select your language to download a comprehensive overview of all changes and Benchmark 2.0.

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The Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark was launched in March 2021 to assess the performance of the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters on their net zero transition, and against the initiative’s three high-level goals: emissions reduction, governance, and disclosure. Since then, it has evolved into its third iteration, Benchmark 2.0, the key changes detailed below.

It is not a disclosure mechanism or database itself. Rather, it is an evaluation tool for investor engagement that can be used by investors, all of whom will have differing mandates and starting points together with considerations of jurisdiction, regulation and best practice, from which they make their own decisions.

It draws on distinct analytical methodologies and datasets from public and self-disclosed data from companies, categorised into two types of indicators:

    • Disclosure Framework Indicators, which evaluate the adequacy of corporate disclosure
    • Alignment Assessments, which evaluate the alignment of company actions with the Paris Agreement goals.

The Disclosure Framework is assessed by the Transition Pathway Initiative Global Climate Transition Centre (TPI Centre) and FTSE Russell. Alignment Assessments are provided by Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), InfluenceMap and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

The latest Benchmark assessments, published in October 2022, cover 159 focus companies.* By accessing the Benchmark, you agree to be bound by the data usage terms and conditions and company review and redress processes.

About the Benchmark

Key Findings

Explore the analysis and key findings from the latest round of company assessments.



Thanks to these organisations for their commitment to our work

  • TPI
  • FTSE
  • Carbon Tracker
  • RMI
  • InfluenceMap

*There are 165 focus companies on the Climate Action 100+ focus list. Investor signatories have paused active engagement with the five Russian focus companies (MMC Norilsk Nickel PSJC, Gazprom PAO, Lukoil OAO, Rosneft Oil Company, and Severstal PAO) until further notice. The same Russian companies will continue to remain on the focus list for the time being but, are not being assessed against the Benchmark in October 2022. In addition, following a merger between Santos and Oil Search in December 2021, future investor engagement will be with Santos. The October 2022 Benchmark therefore assesses only Santos. Lastly, following the separation of Exelon Corporation into Exelon and Constellation in February 2022, the initiative has not assessed Exelon nor Constellation in the October 2022 Benchmark, as the companies have not disclosed enough information to make a Benchmark assessment engagement- or decision-useful for investors.