ESG Ratings and Rankings

All our business activities are guided by the principles of sustainability. Transparent action and an intensive dialog with our stakeholders are of high important to us. That is why we regularly actively participate in leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings and rankings.

Covestro has long scored well in leading sustainability ratings and rankings. The following is an overview of our current ratings and rankings, which underlines our position as a leader in sustainability management practices.

Ranking Covestro – Score Last Update
CDP (climate change) A- (Leader) 2021
EcoVadis (every 3 years) Gold-Status 2019
FTSE4Good Listed in the index 2021
ISS ESG (every 2 years) Prime Status 2020
Sustainalytics ESG Risk 18.3 points (5th place) 2021

CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)

Covestro has been awarded for an excellent rating for climate protection, from the non-profit organization, CDP. CDP gave Covestro an "A"-rating, which shows high levels of transparency and good communication in the area of climate protection with a clear focus on circular economy. Thus, CDP specifically recognized our achievements in the categories "Governance", "Emissions Reduction Initiatives" and "Business Strategy & Financial Planning" with highest scores well above the industry average.

Please find more information in the following press release.


Covestro Ratings ecovadis Gold

The independent rating agency EcoVadis evaluates suppliers from more than 16 countries in the categories environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

As a member of the Together for Sustainability Initiative (TfS), Covestro is also evaluated. This was last done in 2019, with Covestro achieving Gold-status with a score of 80/100, placing it among the top 1% of all companies covered.

In 2021, Covestro again participated in the EcoVadis rating. The results are expected in the first quarter of 2022.

FTSE4Good Index Series

Covestro has been listed in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2016. In 2021, Covestro is again listed in the Index Series. The FTSE4Good Index Series evaluates ecological, social and ethical aspects of corporate governance on an annual basis. Only companies that meet strict ESG criteria and transparently manage and regular assess their ESG practices are included in the indices.

FTSE4Good Rating Covestro


Covestro ISS ESG Rating

The Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) group rated Covestro in 2020; as in the previous rating, Covestro achieved "prime" status ("B"-). This status is awarded to leaders in the respective industry that succeeded in the rating process according to industry-specific criteria in terms of social and environmental compatibility.

In particular, Covestro was recognized for its strategy in dealing with climate change, its certified integrated management system, its excellent measures to ensure plant and transport safety, and its good supply chain management with regard to labor regulations, working conditions and environmental aspects.


MSCI ESG Research

MSCI ESG Research conducts ESG research projects and analysis worldwide. The MSCI ESG rating assesses whether a company is exposed to industry-relevant ESG risks and how it manages these risks compared to its peers. The rating scale ranges from AAA (Leading) to CCC (Lagging).

Covestro was rated "A" by MSCI ESG in 2021, with above-average results in the areas of "Carbon Emissions", "Opportunities in Clean Tech", and "Governance".

Sustainalytics ESG Risk

Sustainalytics is a leading global ESG rating agency and analyzes in its ESG Risk Rating the extent to which companies are exposed to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well the corresponding risks are managed.

In 2021, Covestro was ranked among the top 4% within its industrial branch as it was placed 5th out of all 124 specialty chemical companies assessed. With a score of 18.3, Covestro’s ESG risks are ranked "low".

Sustainalytics Rating Covestro

Further information on purely financial valuations can be found at Financial Documents & Presentations | Covestro | Covestro AG.

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