voestalpine’s listing in the FTSE4Good and our positive ratings are proof of our sustainable performance.
Companies’ environmental, social, and governance practices are becoming a priority for investors.Companies are increasingly paying attention to sustainability indices which are often based on the analysis of environmental, social, and governance factors, so-called ESG criteria. Only companies judged to be leaders in their industries according to long-term economic, ecological, and social criteria are included in these stock exchange listings.
We have been listed in the FTSE4Good since 2020. This index is compiled by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group. It rates companies in the categories of environmental management, climate change, human and labor rights, supply chain, and anti-corruption. That means we are included in one of the key sustainability indices on the international stock exchanges. This is important for two reasons:
- The listings reflect how the outside world views our corporate activities and confirm our pursuit of sustainability.
- The sustainability indices also function as a guide for investors who want to make sustainable investments.
Ratings becoming increasingly important
In addition to indices, investors, analysts, and increasingly customers, are paying attention to special ratings to form an opinion about a company’s sustainability performance. Either the Group as a whole or individual locations are evaluated according to ESG criteria. voestalpine enjoys consistently positive evaluations in the key sustainabilty ratings, including Sustainalytics, EcoVadis, CDP, MSCI, NQC or S&P.
Leadership level in climate protection
We have been publishing our environmental data within the framework of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2016. In 2022 we achieved the Leadership level in the CDP climate protection rating, with an A- rating. This recognizes companies which have adopted coordinated climate protection measures and implemented best practices. This evaluation places us among the top 22 percent of all companies in our reference group. We also performed well in the highly demanding category of water consumption, achieving a B score in the Water Security score.
Our long-term engagement is also reflected in the Score Reports of the past years in which we have been able to demonstrate continual improvement.
Demand for transparent information
In order to score high in the ratings and ultimately be included in the indices, detailed information is required on numerous sustainability indicators. Consequently, information about a company’s sustainability performance must be transparent and verifiable.
"The listing of voestalpine in the FTSE4Good and our positive ratings confirms our environmental, social affairs, and governance practices."
Being included in one of the world’s most important sustainability indices, FTSE4Good, and our good ratings performance, enables us to make a strong case for private shareholders and institutional investors interested in sustainable investments.
New image campaign: We show #OurFavoriteThings
As a globally leading steel and technology group, we bear a lot of responsibility. We are all working with great passion and know-how to shape our future as a global company, and to lead by example. Instead of just talking about innovations, we show them in a human context.