Ratings & rankings
Our corporate responsibility (CR) management is subject to continuous improvement. For many years now, RWE has featured in numerous sustainability-oriented ratings and rankings which rate our performance in both sustainable corporate governance and climate protection.
RWE in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
For theFourteenth time in succession, the RWE Group has qualified for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). For the period 2011/12, the Group was selected for inclusion in the “Utilities” category of the worldwide “Dow Jones Sustainability World Index”. This makes RWE the only German energy supplier to have been included in the DJSI since its inception in 1999. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are compiled on the basis of wide-ranging surveys by Dow Jones Indexes in cooperation with SAM Group. They are recognised worldwide as an important set of indexes for sustainable corporate governance and award the best in class in each category.
Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project is an alliance of large institutional investors who teamed up with the aim of making companies’ greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies transparent for the financial market.
RWE has been rated by the Investor Carbon Disclosure Project 2012 weaker than in the last yearsRWE has been rated 2012 by a carbon disclosure score of 78 points out of 100 compared to our score of 85 points in 2011. In 2011, for the third time, all companies with a sufficiently high disclosure score received a performance band. The performance band is grouped into six bands from A (leader) to D. RWE achieved a high performance band B, but missed the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI).
Good rating from vigeo
RWE is also represented in ASPI Eurozone (Advanced Sustainable Performance Indices), a group of indexes compiled by the French rating agency vigeo. It includes 120 European companies hand-picked by vigeo on the basis of their sustainability performance. In 2009, vigeo rated us better than the industry average or at least just as good on most scores.
Ninth place in Sustainalytics’ ranking of the DAX 30
The biennial ranking by Sustainalytics in February 2012 put RWE in ninth place among members of the DAX 30.
RWE in the Pacific Sustainability Index
The Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, produces regular sustainability rankings based on the Pacific Sustainability Index (PSI). The PSI rates the sustainability reports of the world’s largest corporations as well as providing information on their sustainability performance. Up to 30 companies per sector, all of which count among the best of the Fortune 500, are subjected to regular scrutiny.
Top placement in the Good Company Ranking
The Good Company Ranking by manager-magazin rates the CSR performance of Europe’s 90 largest public limited companies. RWE is currently ranked fifth, making it best in class and one of only four German companies in the top ten.
13th place in sustainability report rankings
In the 2011 ranking of the sustainability reports of Germany's 50 largest corporations RWE achieved the thirteenth best score.
RWE in the Corporate Rating of oekom research
In its international CR rating 2011, oekom research awarded RWE a rating of C+, the same mark RWE received already in 2008. Although RWE is still among the top fifty percent of the companies rated, its score was not enough for the Prime Standard, which requires a rating of B- or higher.