Fiat Group’s commitment to sustainability has raised the confidence of stakeholders and has been recognized by leading sustainability rating agencies and international organizations.
In September 2012, for the fourth consecutive year, Fiat S.p.A. has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) World and Europe, receiving a score of 91/100 compared to an overall average of 74/100 for companies in the Automobiles sector evaluated by SAM, the specialists in sustainability investing.
Membership of the prestigious DJSI World and DJSI Europe equity indexes is limited to companies judged best-in-class in terms of their economic, as well as environmental and social performance. The other Automobiles sector companies admitted to the DJSI World for 2012/2013 were BMW and Volkswagen. For DJSI Europe, only Fiat and BMW were admitted.
The Group achieved the maximum score in nearly every area of analysis in the environmental dimension (climate change and emission reduction strategy, environmental policies and management, product stewardship) and, in the social dimension, in the areas of human capital development and management, occupational health and safety, stakeholder engagement, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy. The maximum recognition was also given for brand management, innovation process and supply chain management.
Fiat S.p.A. – which in 2011 was recognized among the global leaders for its commitment and results in combating climate change – has been admitted to the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CDLI) according to the CDP Italy 100 Climate Change Report 2012 published by Accenture S.p.A and CDP.
Fiat received the highest score for transparency in disclosure (95/100) and the maximum score “A” (on a scale from A-best to E-worst) for its commitment toward reducing carbon emissions. Both scores confirm that reducing the environmental impact of its activities is an integral part of Fiat’s overall business strategy.
In November 2012, Oekom Research awarded Prime status to Fiat S.p.A., which identifies it as a sustainability leader in its sector.
Oekom Research, founded in 1993, is one of the world’s leading sustainability rating agencies.
Since November 2012, Fiat S.p.A. is listed in the Vigeo 120 Europe Index. Set up in collaboration with NYSE Euronext, it comprises companies with the best sustainability performances measured according to Vigeo's 300 different indicators.
In September 2012 Fiat S.p.A. has been included in the following indexes: STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders Index, STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders Index, STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders and STOXX Global ESG Leaders. The STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices are sustainability indices based on a fully transparent and rule-based selection process. They offer a representation of the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria, based on ESG indicators provided by Sustainalytics. The ESG Global Leaders index family consists of: STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders, STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders and STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders. In addition, the rating model is based on KPIs for 3.0 standard by DVFA, the Society of Investment Professionals in Germany, and EFFAS, the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies.
Following the research conducted by Vigeo, a European leader assessing companies with regard to social, environmental and governance issues, in December 2011 Fiat S.p.A. became one of an elite group of companies included in the Advanced Sustainability Performance Eurozone Index (“ASPI Eurozone®”). The ASPI Eurozone® is recognized as one of the leading sustainability indexes and is used by the growing community of Socially Responsible Investors to define sustainable investment universes, to benchmark their investment performance or to create index-linked products.
Fiat S.p.A. is also a member of other important sustainability indexes, including ECPI Ethical Euro, ECPI Ethical EMU, FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Benchmark, FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Leaders, Ethibel Excellence Europe and Ethibel Excellence Euro.
Current as of 23 November 2012.
(1) Average score for Automobiles sector.
(2) Highest score achieved in Automobiles sector.
(3) Score of “A” based on scale ranging from E (worst) to A (best).