The Mining & Metals Sector under scrutiny by stakeholders has developed a mature approach to ESG strategies, although its involvement in controversies is still a source of risk

New Vigeo Eiris report reveals stable performances in the management of the sector’s ESG challenges, but especially mining companies remain plagued by controversies affecting some key material topics such as Water, relations with Communities, the Health & Safety of employees and Human Rights.
2019-09-16T11:48:24+02:00Sector Reports|

Six years after the Rana Plaza scandal: is the Specialised Retail sector really managing better its sustainability risks?

New Vigeo Eiris report reveals a slight improvement on the sector’s approach to ensure the integration of social factors in the supply chain, product safety, and information to customers, yet these topics are still the most controversial in the sector. Moreover, the report sheds light on new challenges associated with some sector practices and changes in business models.

The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 268 companies belonging to the Specialised Retail sector. The report includes the sector’s strengths, innovations, risks and best practice as well as controversies, vulnerabilities and emerging challenges such as sustainable sourcing, use and disposal of products at end of life and social and ethical challenges facing online retailers. It analyses performance scores and advanced indicators on critical risks factors such as energy transition, business ethics, due diligence on social and environmental risks in the supply chain, human capital and human rights, governance, executive remuneration, transparency on taxes, integrity of lobbying practices, the products & services impacts on sustainability and their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
2019-09-05T10:48:43+02:00Sector Reports|

Human Capital: a key asset not yet fully appreciated by the financial industry

This paper aims to assess 792 financial companies rated by Vigeo Eiris on their ability to enhance opportunities and limit risks in relation to their human capital.
2019-07-29T08:56:57+02:00Sustainability Focus|

Vigeo Eiris provides the Spanish energy infrastructure company Redexis with its ESG score for its first sustainable revolving credit facility (RCF)

The €300 million RCF was signed with a group of seven banks, BBVA acting as a sustainable coordinator

Vigeo Eiris publishes its UN Global Compact ‘Communication on Progress’ for 2017-18

Vigeo Eiris joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2005, and has applied and promoted its principles and objectives ever since. Our commitment to the UNGC is natural, given that our Purpose and mission is the assessment and development of sustainability.

Vigeo Eiris and Moody’s Investors Service join forces to celebrate the recognition and the value of non-credit evaluations

Confirming their shared common goals, Vigeo Eiris has accepted Moody's Investors Service’s offer to become its majority shareholder. This decision was unanimously approved by Vigeo Eiris’ Board of Directors on March 27, 2019.
2019-04-15T13:16:42+02:00Press Releases|

Vigeo Eiris publishes a new Opinion Column: “Oil sands: what does the future hold?”

The oil sands industry receives much criticism worldwide because of its heavy social and environmental impacts, which can in turn generate complex legal, regulatory and social risks to shareholder value.
2018-05-22T16:42:54+02:00Opinion Column|

Half-year review Euronext Vigeo Eiris ESG indices

Paris, November 24th, 2017 - Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone and Vigeo Eiris have completed their half-year review of their index range.
2017-11-24T11:21:21+02:00Indices News|

Ecosystem Services

In recent years, the phrase ecosystem services (ES) has been used to describe natural contribution of ecosystems to the functioning and wellbeing of society. These benefits an be direct or indirect, and small or large in scale.
2017-11-16T16:35:51+02:00Opinion Column|

Automotive world “Groupe PSA ranked leader of the automotive sector by two major rating agencies”a>

2017-11-10T12:26:18+02:00In the press|