REenergise website criteria and methodology, September 2020

Companies and institutions listed on the website

The companies and institutions listed on the website have been selected based on the following criteria. Companies are:

  • A big brand or well recognised company/institution reporting under the National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting Scheme (NGERS); and/or
  • A big brand or well recognised company with important cultural or sectoral influence; and/or 
  • Global companies with significant operations, and/or cultural or sectoral influence in Australia that have made commitments to 100% renewable electricity

Pollution file

Company pollution data is extrapolated from the Scope 2 emissions reported under NGERS in the 2018-19 reporting year. Note: actual electricity usage may be higher than reported if companies are already using renewable electricity.   

In a few notable cases where a large company is a subsidiary of an NGERS reporting company, namely Bunnings, Kmart Group and Officeworks (all sitting within Wesfarmers group), Scope 2 data has been drawn from the relevant recent sustainability reports.

Data sources

Information has been gathered through a combination of:

  • direct responses to the Greenpeace Australia Pacific corporate renewables survey sent to companies/institutions listed on this website
  • information already in the public domain (eg. sustainability reports, press releases, reported data)

Scoring criteria

Commitment to 100% renewable electricity

A company/institution is marked GREEN if they have made a public commitment to source at least 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by or before 2030. For global companies this applies where they have made commitments that also relate to their Australians operations. 

A company/institution is marked RED if they have not made a public commitment to sourcing at least 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by or before 2030. 

A company/institution is marked GREY if they have made a commitment to 100% renewable electricity but it is not before 2030, or if they have committed to net zero emissions by 2030 but have not yet clarified if this also involves a commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

Power Purchase Agreement

A company/institution is marked GREEN if they have signed a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA), covering any or all of their operations in Australia. 

A company/institution is marked RED if they have not signed a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA), covering any or all of the operations in Australia. 

A company/institution is marked GREY if they have made a public statement committing to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) and/or have indicated to Greenpeace Australia Pacific that they are shortly about to finalise a power purchase agreement. A company may also be marked GREY if they have not signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) due to already having met or planned to meet their 100% renewable commitments via other sources (eg on-site solar).

On-site solar

A company/institution is marked GREEN if they have undertaken any on-site solar initiatives. 

A company/institution is marked RED if they have not undertaken any on-site solar initiatives. 

A company/institution is marked GREY if they have made a public statement and/or indicated to Greenpeace that they are in the process of installing on-site solar. A company may also be marked GREY if they have not installed on-site solar due to already having met or planned to meet their 100% renewable commitments via other sources (eg a PPA).


Note: The above criteria applies to phase one of the REenergise website publication. Criteria will be reviewed and ambition and expectation of renewable energy activity will be increased in phase two of the campaign.