Wärtsilä in sustainable development indices
Wärtsilä is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (both World and Europe), FTSE4Good Index, Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, ECPI Indices, MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index, Euronext Vigeo index: Eurozone 120, STOXX Global ESG Leaders index, OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index and OMX GES Sustainability Finland Index. Wärtsilä is also included in the Ethibel PIONEER and EXCELLENCE Investment Registers, as well as RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook. Wärtsilä has also been rated a Prime company by oekom research.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Launched in 1999, the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a family of indices evaluating the sustainability performance of the largest companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. They are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks worldwide, and have become a key reference point in sustainability investing for investors and companies alike.
The DJSI is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labour practices. Currently, Wärtsilä is a member of the DJSI World and DJSI Europe indices.
RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook
RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Every year since 2004, RobecoSAM’s The Sustainability Yearbook has listed the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). In order to be listed in the Sustainability Yearbook, companies must be within the top 15% of their industry and must achieve a score within 30% of their Industry Leader’s score.
FTSE4Good Index Series is a series of benchmark and tradable indices for socially responsible investors. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices with a criteria of 300 Indicators across 14 Themes and 3 Pillars. The inclusion criteria are designed to help investors minimise social, environmental and ethical risks. The criteria focus on corporate responsibility, human rights, environmental actions, social and stakeholder engagement and countering bribery.
ECPI is a leading Rating and Index company dedicated to ESG Research since 1997. ECPI Indices are used for benchmarking, thematic investment, risk management purposes and to create index-tracking investment strategies or ETF’s. ECPI uses an objective, sector-based approach to analysing ESG data of issuers with the goal of translating qualitative data into quantitative indicators, assigning to each issuer a score and a rating. Criteria for the indices is based on rule-based approach involving approximately 100 key performance indicators to evaluate an issuer’s environmental, social and governance sustainability.
The MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index
The MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index is a capitalization weighted index that provides exposure to companies with high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance relative to their sector peers. MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index consists of large and mid cap companies across 23 Developed Markets and 24 Emerging Markets countries.
OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index and OMX GES Sustainability Finland Index
The OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index and the OMX GES Sustainability Finland Index are based on risk ratings, which are analyses of risks in the companies' methods of dealing with the environment, human rights and corporate governance. The analysis is based on international norms on Environmental, Social and Governance issues in accordance with the UN Principles for Responsible Investments. They evaluate both the companies' present status and readiness for the future. The analysis model is easy to implement and gives an immediate overview of a company's sustainability status, which can reduce investment risk. The Nordic sustainability index comprises the 50 best rated companies on the Nordic stock exchanges. The Finnish index comprises the 40 best rated companies on the Helsinki stock exchange.
Ethibel PIONEER and EXCELLENCE Investment Registers
Wärtsilä has been selected for inclusion in the Ethibel PIONEER Investment Register since September 2016, as well as reconfirmed for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL indicates that the company can be qualified as a sector leader in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe
The members for the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe are chosen from among those companies Ethibel Investment Registers. The ESI indices universe is composed of companies included in the Russell Global Index that display the best performance in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. The Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe includes 200 top performing European companies in this field. The analysis is based on research done by Vigeo.
oekom research awards Prime status to those companies which according to the oekom Corporate rating are among the leaders in their industry and which meet industry-specific minimum requirements. Corporate ratings are conducted by evaluating an average of 100 industry-specific indicators that are selected from a pool of approximately 700 indicators.
Euronext Vigeo index: Eurozone 120
120 companies with leading performance in the Eurozone are included in the Euronext Vigeo index: Eurozone 120. The index distinguishes companies achieving the most advanced Environmental, Social and Governance performances. Selected companies have achieved the highest ratings in their reference universe. Ratings are weighted and reflect the company’s performance with regards to the set of risks Vigeo Eiris defines and evaluates to assess and measure corporate responsibility. The companies are reviewed by 330 indicators that are assessed with Equitics methodology.
STOXX Global ESG Leaders index
The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index offers a representation of the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria. The index is made of the following three ESG sub-indices: the STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders, the STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders and the STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders indices. Indicators for ESG indicators are provided by Sustainalytics.