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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 sustainability)

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the natural environment (environmental sustainability)

In order to be able to analyse comprehensively the diverse environmental and social challenges relating to the activities of companies, oekom research AG has developed a pool of indicators. These currently number approximately 500. 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 environmental impacts of industries differ. Therefore, subject to its relevance, each industry analysed is being classified in a Sustainability Matrix.

 Nachhaltigkeitsmatrix

 

 

Minimum rating for the oekom Prime Status

Legende

 

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

 

 

Weighting
Social Component

Weighting
Environment Component

 Automobile

40%

60%

 Insurance

50%

50%

 Textiles

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.

 

 

Logo Prime


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

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