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

Key Findings:  The Specialised Retail (SR) sector contains companies that focus on specific product/service categories retailed to consumers (mainly B2C), such as stationary, apparel or software. The list of Specialised Retail subsectors can hardly be exhaustive due to the multitude of products/services in which companies can specialise; however, the main distinction between companies composing the [...]

2019-09-05T10:48:43+02:00Sector Reports|

Retail & Specialised Banks: High potential to influence companies towards more environmentally responsible behaviours, as financial intermediaries.

New Vigeo Eiris report reveals an improvement on the sector’s approach to prevent discrimination and promote diversity. The Banks’ compliance with the law related to the reporting of companies’ gender pay gap in some European countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, and France contribute to this trend. In this regard, the banks in the UK [...]

2019-07-02T01:17:10+02:00Sector Reports|

The Aerospace and Defence Sector: in light of its products’ controversial nature as well as of the recent safety accidents, is this innovation-driven sector properly addressing ESG risks?

This sector remains heavily exposed to controversies on corruption but witnesses a significant decrease in the number of companies involved in allegations of human rights related violations. The sector features a significant carbon footprint with an energy transition performance that remains weak, despite its high potential to drive the transition to a sustainable production and [...]

2019-07-02T01:17:17+02:00Sector Reports|

The Tobacco Industry fails to convince about its contribution to sustainability

The report covers the biggest challenges such as negative health impacts of tobacco consumption, and how the industry account on its capacity to respect fundamental human rights and to tackle the worst forms of child labour and the irreversible impacts on the environment. Since 2017,  Vigeo Eiris updated its framework  regarding health impacts of tobacco companies' products and their societal consequences to reflect evolving stakeholders’ [...]

2019-07-02T01:17:20+02:00Sector Reports|

The Diversified Banks Sector, ten years after the financial crisis: is the lesson learned?

The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ opinion on 67 companies belonging to the Diversified Banks sector. The report includes the sector’s strengths, innovations and best practice as well as controversies, vulnerabilities and key challenges such as business ethics and internal controls, climate change and energy transition, human rights protection, digitalization and human capital and the integration [...]

2019-07-02T01:17:42+02:00Sector Reports|

Amidst the #MeToo movement & ongoing digital transformation of the media industry, how do Broadcasting & Advertising companies perform on ESG?

This new report analysing 94 companies from the Broadcasting & Advertising Sector presents Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on sector vulnerabilities, controversies and emerging risks, as well as strengths, innovations and CSR best practice. The report highlights sector ESG challenges and emerging issues, providing performance scores and advanced indicators on critical issues such as business ethics, [...]

2019-07-02T01:17:45+02:00Sector Reports|

The Electric and Gas Utilities Sector: improved overall ESG performance, though key challenges linked to climate change & energy transition, customer relations and access to energy remain to be fully met.

This report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on sector vulnerabilities, controversies and emerging risks, as well as strengths, innovations and best practice in terms of CSR. The report analyses the challenges faced by the sector on key issues such as renewable energy development, climate change, nuclear safety, customers’ responsible management and access to energy in [...]

As the UN estimates that a third of world food is wasted annually, is the Supermarket sector doing enough to address its ESG risks?

This new report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on the sector’s strengths, innovations and best practices as well as emerging risks, vulnerabilities and controversies. Performance scores and advanced indicators are provided on critical issues such as food safety, information to customers, energy transition, business ethics, due diligence on social and environmental risks in the supply [...]

2019-07-02T01:17:48+02:00Sector Reports|

The Beverage sector displays limited performance in its management of water, despite this being a crucial resource for the industry

The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 52 companies in the Beverage industry, and includes the sector’s strengths, innovations and best practice as well as controversies, vulnerabilities and emerging issues such as obesity, alcoholism and pollution from packaging. Performance scores and advanced indicators are provided on critical issues such as energy transition, business ethics, [...]

2019-07-02T01:17:52+02:00Sector Reports|

The Travel & Tourism Sector: limited progress on highly material issues such as sustainable urban transportation, social disputes and child sex tourism

The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on the sector’s strengths, innovations and best practice as well as emerging risks, vulnerabilities and controversies. Performance scores and advanced indicators are provided on critical issues such as environmental strategy, energy transition, integration of social and environmental risks in the supply chain, career management, board of directors and [...]

2019-07-02T01:17:56+02:00Sector Reports|
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