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Ratings and initiatives

The Company participates in a number or international initiatives and ratings dedicated to various aspects of sustainable development, including climate change.

The "Zero Routine Gas Flaring by 2030" initiative launched by the World Bank in 2015 brings together governments, oil companies and NGOs to increase the utilization of associated petroleum gas.

Companies joining the initiative commit to publicly report their gas flaring and progress towards achieving zero flaring by 2030 on an annual basis.  

LUKOIL joined the initiative in 2017 and since then has been fulfilling its disclosure obligations every year. Respective data is available in the Sustainability Report and on the initiative's website.  

CDP is a non-profit organization designed to improve the quality of non-financial reporting by companies, investors, cities, regions and states. As of 2022, more than 18,700 companies all over the world use CDP tools for their disclosures.

Every year CDP reviews the quality of sustainability management for various aspects offering companies to disclose through questionnaires on such topics as Climate Change, Water Security and Forests.

The "Climate Change" questionnaire contains questions related to the implementation of the climate strategy, including the development of science-based goals to reduce GHG emissions, a system to manage various climate aspects, appraisal of climate change risks and opportunities, volumes of operated and non-operated GHG emissions and many other topics. LUKOIL has been participating in CDP's annual climate questionnaire since 2014. Completed questionnaires for each appraisal period are available on CDP's website.   

  • CDP Questionnaire 2022

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures — TCFD — the international initiative aimed at improving organizations' reporting on climate risks and opportunities management. In 2017, TCFD has published Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. LUKOIL Group has publicly stated its support for TCFD Recommendations and is working on their implementation.

TCFD disclosures can be found in the following Company publications:

  • 2021 Annual report of PJSC LUKOIL

  • 2021 Sustainability report of PJSC LUKOIL

  • CDP "Climate change" 2022 questionnaire

  • TCFD Index

Over the past eight years the Company has been voluntarily participating in WWF and Creon Group Rating of Environmental Transparency of Oil and Gas Companies.

In 2021, LUKOIL was ranked eighth among 22 Russian oil and gas companies in the annual rating of environmental performance leaving behind leading Russian companies. 

The environmental performance of the fuel and energy sector companies is assessed on the basis of such indicators as quality of environmental management, impact on the environment and disclosure of information.

The independent EU ESG Rating Agency RAEX-Europe has been compiling an ESG ranking of Russian companies since 2018.

In 2021, LUKOIL was assigned class A, which indicates a high level of ESG risks and opportunities management. The Company's social practices management were rated particularly high.

In 2021 LUKOIL has considerably improved its positions in influential international and Russian sustainability rating. A special recognition was given to improvements in carbon management and development of anti-corruption practices.