Ratings & Indexes
To ensure continuous improvement and consistency with the expectations of stakeholders in its sustainable development commitment, Schneider Electric makes this commitment recognized by external organizations. Schneider Electric has been selected within the following indexes:
Schneider Electric presence in the DJSI and CDP since their creation
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Launched in 1999, the DJSI family is the reference in terms of companies’ extra-financial performance assessment. It evaluates 2,500 global companies based on a questionnaire as well as verifications from external sources. Schneider Electric has been included in the DJSI World and Europe since 2002 (except in 2010 when the Group was not in the DJSI World).
Launched in 2001, CDP is an independent not-for-profit organization which works to motivate companies and cities to measure and disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources, first of all their greenhouse gas emissions, and take action to reduce them. CDP manages the largest collection globally of primary information on risks and opportunities related to climate change, water and forests. The Climate Change program of CDP analyzes the completeness of the reporting and the performance of the action plans through 2 indices, the CDLI (Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index) and the CPLI (Carbon Performance Leadership Index).
In November 2012, Vigeo launched a range of indices singling out the exchange-listed companies that have the best corporate social responsibility performance: Euronext Vigeo World 120, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and Euronext Vigeo United Kingdom 20. Since then, the range has been enlarged to other regions such as the Eurozone, the US and the Benelux.
The Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) was created by Forum Ethibel in 2001, an independent consultancy agency that advises banks and brokers offering ethical investment for the Belgian and European markets. The ESI index has been owned by Vigeo since 2005. Forum Ethibel does remain responsible for its composition. The criteria for inclusion of eligible companies cover all aspects of corporate social responsibility. Schneider Electric is included in the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe and the Ethibel Sustainability Excellence Global.
MSCI, initially Morgan Stanley Capital International, provides decision tools for investors. Its services include ESG indices (Environment, Social, and Governance) with a best-in-class approach. Schneider Electric is included in MSCI ESG Europe and MSCI ESG World.
STOXX is a provider of indices, initially in Europe and now worldwide. The STOXX Sustainability indices track the performance of sustainable companies based on the proprietary research approach of Bank Sarasin, whereas the STOXX ESG Leaders indices are based on ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) indicators provided by Sustainalytics. Schneider Electric is included in the STOXX Sustainability indices and the STOXX ESG Leaders indices.
ECPI is an independent rating and index company dedicated to ESG Research (Environmental, Social and Governance) since 1997, providing tools and solutions to integrate extra-financial information into the investment process. Schneider Electric has been a member of ECPI indices since 2008, in particular the ECPI EMU Ethical Equity Index, ECPI Euro Ethical Equity Index and ECPI Global Ethical Equity Index. In 2009, it was also included in the new ECPI Global Carbon Equity Index.