- The company has obtained an overall ESG Rating of 4.1 out of 5, standing in the top 4 percentile of its Supersector.
- The FTSE4Good Index Series measures performance of companies’ corporate governance, social and environmental practices.
Abertis has been included for the first time in the FTSE4Good, one of the leading global ESG index series in the field of governance, environmental and social management (ESG). Specifically Abertis has been included in the FTSE4Good Global, FTSE4Good Europe and FTSE4Good IBEX indexes. The total ESG Rating has been assessed as 4.1 out of 5, placing the organization in the top 4% of its Supersector.
The top-rated areas were corporate governance and anticorruption at the governance level; climate change at the environmental level; and safety and health and labour standards on social matters.
The FTS4Good Index Series is designed to help investors integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions. The indexes identify companies that better manage ESG risks, and are used as a basis for tracker funds, structured products and as a performance benchmark. The ESG Ratings are used by investors who wish to incorporate ESG factors into their investment decision-making processes, or as a framework for corporate engagement and stewardship.
This recognition adds to others received by the company in 2016. In September, Abertis renewed its presence in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, as the only Spanish company of its sector, Management of transport infrastructures.
In addition, in October, the company became part for the first time of the list A of CDP, the highest recognition of the Carbon Disclosure Project, which highlights organizations that get a high rating in terms of performance of greenhouse gas emissions during the year, as well as in transparency in the publication of their results.