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methodology

Areas of Assessment

The oekom Corporate Rating assesses companies' responsibility towards:

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persons affected by corporate activities (social and governance sustainability)

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the natural environment (environmental sustainability)

In order to be able to analyse comprehensively the diverse environmental, social and governance challenges relating to the activities of companies, oekom research AG has developed a pool of indicators. These currently number approximately 700. For each company, an average of 100 indicators are selected from this pool on an industry-specific basis so that a targeted evaluation of the problems specific to that company can be carried out.

         

Sustainability Matrix

The social and governance and environmental impacts of industries differ. Therefore, subject to its relevance, each industry analysed is being classified in a Sustainability Matrix.

  oekom Sustainability Matrix

 

 

 

 


Depending on this classification, the two components of the Corporate Rating, i.e. the Social and Governance Rating and the Environmental Rating, are weighted.

 

 

Weighting
Social and Governance Component

Weighting
Environment Component

 Automobile

40%

60%

 Textiles

50%

50%

 Retail

60%

40%

   

 

Evaluation

The overall analysis is based on a twelve-point grading system from A+ to D-:

A+:

excellent performance

D-:

poor performance

 

oekom Prime Status

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.

 

 

oekom Prime


Companies may use the oekom Prime Logo in their public relations work to demonstrate their above-average commitment to environmental, social and governance issues.

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