Awards and ratings

Credit ratings


S&P Global Ratings

In 2019, the agency maintained the long-term credit ratings of PJSC RusHydro and its Eurobonds at an investment grade BBB- (stable outlook).

Fitch Ratings

In December 2019, the agency affirmed the long-term credit rating of PJSC RusHydro and the credit ratings of the Company’s bonds and all of the Group’s Eurobond issues at an investment grade BBB- (stable outlook).


In February 2019, the agency upgraded the credit ratings of PJSC RusHydro and all of the Group’s Eurobond issues to an investment grade Baa3 (stable outlook).



In June 2019, ACRA affirmed its long-term credit rating on RusHydro and its bonds at ААА(RU) (stable outlook), which represents the top reliability level, and also upgraded the Company’s standalone creditworthiness assessment (SCA) to aa.

ESG ratings and rankings


Following a successful independent assessment, PJSC RusHydro continued to be included in this sustainability index.


The Company consistently ranks high in the agency’s rating, scoring 34 points in economic, environmental and social dimensions in 2019.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

In 2019, PJSC RusHydro received a D ranking, which is a median result among Russian companies.


2019 saw the Company’s rating upgraded to C.


In 2019, the international agency upgraded PJSC RusHydro’s rating to 61 points.

WWF Russia

PJSC RusHydro hit the second spot in Russia’s first environmental transparency ranking of heat and power generating companies. Moreover, the Company won the highest scores in two (environmental management and information disclosure/ transparency) out of three ranking criteria.

Corporate transparency rating of the largest Russian companies

PJSC RusHydro scored 94.4 points ranking second and achieving a Premium transparency level.

Leaders of Russian Business by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

In 2019, PJSC RusHydro ranked at the top of the Responsibility and Transparency and Sustainability Vector indices. In addition to that, in 2019, the Company won the Leaders of Russian Business: Dynamics and Responsibility award for the High Quality of Sustainability Reporting.

Employer awards

  • In 2019, RusHydro Group’s Walking from the Far East to the North Caucasus initiative was named the best project at the contest for best socially responsible companies in the energy and oil and gas industries sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Energy. This project also won the first place at Enabling Our Future, Russia’s sixth nationwide contest for best employer practices in human capital development sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
  • The corporate pension plan for employees at RusHydro’s branches won the Grand Prix in the nomination for HR Solution of the Year 2019 at the Crystal Pyramid contest held by the organizing committee of the Russia & CIS HR Directors Summit and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
  • RusHydro Group received an award from the Russian Ministry of Energy and the Moscow City Government at Russian Energy Week 2019 for its contribution to the promotion of the energy sector, energy conservation and engineering education.
  • The Presidential National Council for Professional Qualifications commended RusHydro for its participation in developing an industrial framework for professional qualifications, key approaches to professional and public accreditation in the Russian power sector, and timely initiatives aiming to debottleneck the formal procedures for occupational examinations held in the form of independent assessments.
  • PJSC RusHydro made it to the Global 2000 list of the World’s Best Employers culled by Forbes and Statista. The world’s top 500 employers include seven Russian companies, but PJSC RusHydro is the only power generating company on the list.

Annual report contests and ratings


RusHydro Group’s annual report for 2018 won Vision Awards, ranking highest among global energy companies and No. 37 in the Top 100 Worldwide.


RusHydro Group’s annual report for 2018 won the gold prize beating other global energy companies.

Report Watch

Report Watch maintained its rating on RusHydro Group’s annual report for 2018 at B+.

Corporate & Financial Awards

RusHydro Group’s annual report for 2018 was shortlisted in the best online report category and was commended for its exceptionally high quality.

MarCom Awards

RusHydro Group’s annual report for 2018 received gold awards in the Best Corporate Annual Report and Best Utilities Annual Report nominations.

Moscow Exchange

RusHydro Group’s annual report for 2018 won the 22nd annual competition in the Best Disclosure on Corporate Governance nomination and was one of the runner-ups in the Best Disclosure on Sustainable Development nomination.

RAEX (Expert RA)

RusHydro Group’s annual report for 2018 received the highest rating of 5 stars and won the first place in the Best Annual Report (Non-Financial Sector) nomination.

Silver Threads

RusHydro Group’s annual report for 2018 won the first place in the Best Annual Report category.

PR awards

  • RusHydro Group’s Water Day initiative was named the best project in environmental education at Reliable Partner — Ecology, Russian national contest for best environmental practices held under the auspices of the Federation Council’s Committee for Agrarian and Food Policy, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities.
  • PJSC RusHydro won top honors at the fifth All-Russian MediaTEK competition held under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Energy in the Best Consumer is a Reliable Partner, Best Federal Energy Company Press Service, Social and Environmental Initiative, State-of-the-Art Production Technology and Energy Sector Development and Best Corporate Media nominations. The Company’s subsidiaries and branches, including Zeyskaya HPP, PJSC Yakutskenergo, JSC DGK and JSC DRSK, were also commended.
  • PJSC RusHydro’s Most Beautiful Energy photo album published to coincide with the Group’s 15th anniversary won awards at Silver Threads 2019, Russian national contest for media resources, in nominations for the Best Corporate Photo Album and the Best Infographics in Corporate Media.
  • PJSC RusHydro won the Leaders of Corporate Charity competition in the nomination for the Best Environmental Program Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Company was highly praised for its environmental project focusing on the reintroduction of the Persian leopard in North Ossetia as well as the Company’s progress in annual corporate charity rankings. The competition is held by the Donors Forum, the Vedomosti business newspaper and PricewaterhouseCoopers, a global network of audit and consulting firms.
  • RusHydro’s project for integrated information support to corporate events won a prize at the International Competition for Internal Communication Projects — Intercomm-2019.