Rating and indexes
We are included in major environmental, social and governance performance indices and benchmarks.
Inclusion in these indexes is critical for companies seeking to strengthen their reputation. Moreover, investors are increasingly attracted to sustainable businesses and companies with lower risk profiles and strong prospects for long-term growth.
At UniCredit, we consider the rating agencies' assessment to be a productive time for reflection on our results and external perceptions. We look forward to their viewpoints and account for them in the development of our future sustainability practices
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, every year publish the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) were the first global indices to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics.
FTSE4Good Index Series
FTSE confirms that Unicredit has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Following the June 2016 review, the results from FTSE4Good ESG Ratings are also positive: UniCredit absolute score has obtained 4.3 out of 5. Moreover our ICB Supersector Percentile (banking sector) is 90 out of 100, leading in social and environmental pillars.
UniCredit has been a member of the FTSE4Good Index since 2001. Created by the global index company FTSE, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.
Standard Ethics Rating
UniCredit is included in the Standard English Ethics Banks Index ©, one of the three indices ranging from 2013 to constitute the tools of ongoing observation which Standard Ethics aims to have in Italy. The other two indices are the Italian Index, that consists of the companies of the Italian Stock Exchange FTSE-MIB with a Standard Ethics Rating, and Best in Class Index that consists of the best for each rating category of Standard Ethics.
The Standard Ethics Rating is an assessment of sustainability and governance based on the principles and directions voluntary UN, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union.
The independent agency Standard Ethics issuing credit ratings on sustainability standardized and explicitly (solicited) requested by the recipient, is now inserted in a unique position in Europe.