Sustainable development

SUEZ stands out again thanks to its ESG performance

SUEZ's sustainability performance has been recently rewarded by two major extra-financial rating agencies in September 2019.

SUEZ has been ranked first of the Multi-Utilities sector and 3rd company worldwide and for all sectors (over 4885 companies assessed in total) by the agency Vigeo-Eiris (which is owned by the financial agency Moody's) which rates and ranks companies based on qualitative environmental and social criteria. SUEZ’s score increased by 5 points compared to its 2017 results, with a final score of 71/100. This results confirms SUEZ's presence in the global Euronext-Vigeo Index, which gathers the 120 most sustainable companies.

For the 11th year in a row, SUEZ is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Resulting from a joint evaluation by S&P Dow Jones and the extra-financial agency RobecoSAM, the DJSI gathers the 10% of the companies with the most sustainable performance worldwide, ranked according to economic, environmental and social criteria. SUEZ is ranked 4th in the Multi-Utilities sector.

Nowadays major investing funds are looking more carefully at extra-financial rating agencies’ rankings to make their decisions. Not only are they seeking to improve the sustainability of their portfolio, but they are also increasingly numerous to consider that the extra-financial performance of a company is a good indicator of the reliability of its risks management strategy.