ENGIE sees sustainable development as contributing to the Group’s ability to create long-term value through the joint development of sustainable business and appropriate management of non-financial risks. Non-financial ratings agencies focus the majority of their audit on how companies manage these risks and possible controversies arising from it. Their CSR performance rating is not only a measure of external recognition, but also provides essential guidance for the process of improving how companies manage these CSR risks.
External assessments and recognition
The non-financial risk management assessments of ENGIE conducted by ratings agencies provide external, independent recognition of the quality of its non-financial processes. They therefore provide additional input to the interactive dialog between the Group and certain stakeholders, such as socially responsible investors (SRIs), shareholders, customers, the media and even NGOs.
RSE Performance improvement
Because the non-financial performance of ENGIE is integral to its overall performance, it is regularly assessed by ratings agencies. Since these agencies work on the basis of their own benchmarks, their individual analyses provide different and complementary perspectives of the overall CSR performance of the Group.
ENGIE incorporates the analytical outcomes of all these ratings into its continual improvement process.
Vigeo Eiris assessment and indexes Euronext-Vigeo Eiris
According to Vigeo Eiris' 2019 analysis, ENGIE's CSR performance places the Group in the A1 + category in 5th place among the 60 companies in the Gas & Electricity sector with a score of 66/100, up 5 points compared to the previous notation. In 2019, ENGIE is listed in four indices: Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120, Euronext Vigeo Eiris Europe 120, Euronext Vigeo Eiris Eurozone 120, Vigeo Eiris France 20.
ENGIE also integrated the new Vigeo Eiris CAC 40 governance index in 2017.
|VIGEO EIRIS rating||2016||2017||2018||2019|
|61||No score||No score||66|
|Positioning in the sector « Electric &Gas Utilities »||5ème / 48||5ème / 60|
RobecoSAM assessment and DJSI indexes
In 2019, RobecoSAM granted an overall score of 82/100 which places ENGIE in 1st place out of 30 companies in the Multi and Water Utilities sector. As a result, ENGIE is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and Europe.
ENGIE also received the Gold class sustainability award. ENGIE maintained its performance in all dimensions of evaluation in 2019 with the score of 80/100 in the economic dimension, the score of 81/100 in the environmental dimension and the score of 87/100 in the social dimension. ENGIE obtains in particular the maximum score, 100 out of 100 for the categories: materiality, risk and crisis management, environmental reporting, water risk management and social reporting.
83 (selon méthode 2018)
|Positioning in the sector « Multi Utilities and Water »||2ème / 34||1er / 28||1er/30|
ENGIE answers each year to the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) questionnaire, which questions and ranks the world's largest listed companies on their understanding of the challenges and their performance in terms of combating climate change (CDP Climat) and managing water resource (CDP Water).
In the CDP Climat questionnaire, the Group again obtained an A score in 2019 (scale from A to E, A being the best score). The “A list” brings together the companies that received the highest rating, i.e. 2% of large global companies that responded to the CDP questionnaire in 2019.
In the CDP Water questionnaire, the Group obtained a B score in 2019.
|CDP Climat rating||2017||2018||2019|
|CDP Water rating||2017||2018||2019|
In 2019, ENGIE received a score of 73/100 and belongs to the “average performer” category.
In 2019, ENGIE again received an A rating (on a scale from CCC to AAA).
Ecovadis offers companies a platform for conducting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessments of their suppliers. ENGIE completes this questionnaire every year at the request of around ten of its largest customers. The rating is calculated on the basis of 21 criteria grouped into the 4 main themes of environment, social, business ethics and responsible purchasing.
In 2020, ENGIE obtained an overall rating of 75/100, again placing the Group in the Advanced category.
|EcoVadis rating (/ 100)||2018||2019||2020|
|certification||CSR rating Gold||CSR rating Gold|