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EDF submits its performances to evaluation by rating agencies and non-financial analyst departments, acting on investors' behalf, that assess and rate businesses on the basis of their policies and results in terms of sustainable development.
These agencies compile and manage indexes which are then used by socially responsible investment analysts as a guide in their investment choices.
The main agencies by which EDF is rated:
Following an in-depth independent analysis and based on social, environmental and nuclear safety criteria, the FTSE4Good Policy Committee has included in march 2012 the EDF Group into the prestigious FTSE4Good index. The EDF Group in now one of five nuclear operators meeting the stringent criteria set up by the FTSE4Good.
Worldwide recognized, the FTSE4Good was set up by the Global Index Company with the aim of promoting investment in companies that meet ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards in social and environmental matters. Nuclear power companies must meet specific criteria for the operational safety of their facilities and for waste management.
Inclusion in the FTSE4Good index is a highly visible evidence for investors of the Group's advanced industrial capabilities. Transparency, nuclear safety and waste management are at the core of the Group's main priorities.
In 2012, the EDF group made a report entitled "Nuclear Safety, Our Overriding Priority" in order to be admitted to the FTSE4Good Index. This admission is reviewed every six month, and EDF's acceptability has been confirmed at every review since it first joined the index.
Updated on 26th, May 2014
Since 2005, EDF has been included in the ASPI Eurozone® index, which consists of the 120 listed Eurozone companies that perform best in social and environmental terms.
Stocks are selected on the basis of the extra-financial assessments made by Vigeo. 9 of the 34 ranked companies in the electricity and gas industry sector, including EDF, are included in the ASPI index.
Furthermore, on 1 November 2012, Vigeo created 3 new indexes. EDF is included in the two first:
For 2012, EDF is ranked ninth in its sector with an overall score of 55/100.
Breakdown of the rating:
|Domains||Rating KA/2008||Rating 06/2009||Rating 02/2011|| Rating 10/2012 |
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++ the company is ranked as a leading performer in its sector
+ the company is ranked as an active performer in its sector
= the company is ranked as an average performer in its sector
- the company is ranked as a below average performer in its sector
-- the company is ranked as a poor performer in its sector
Updated on October 1st, 2013
This agency assesses businesses in three separate areas (economic, social and environmental) and then awards a score out of 100 on the basis of its findings.
The indexes published by RobecoSAM are called the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. Following an invitation from the agency, the EDF Group was assessed for the first time in 2009 (regarding 2008 results).
| 2010 ||2011||2012||2013||Trend|
|EDF rating||61||59||66||66 |
|Average for the "Electricity" sector||52||58||61||54|
|Economy dimension||56||57 ||71||74|
|Environment dimension||60||56 ||60||59|
|Social dimension||68||65 ||65||63|
Updated on October 1st, 2013
The Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit organisation which assembles and maintains the world's largest database linked to climate change.
With the support of 767 signatory financial institutions, managing a total of over 92 trillion dollars of assets, the CDP has encouraged over 2,000 listed companies to send information on their strategies regarding climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This comprehensive system enables companies, investors, policymakers and purchasing managers to better understand the positioning of companies in the context of a future economy with less carbon. It also sends out a strong signal inviting companies to be transparent regarding their climate change strategy.
In France, in 2014, 98 of the 250 most important french companies answered the CDP's questionnaire, with the totallity of CAC 40 companies covering 91% of the market capitalization.
For each company, the CDP gives two scores:
In France, The level of the reporting is getting better with an average score increasing to 81/ B.
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