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Supplier Sustainability Ratings

RATER PROFILE

RobecoSAM

BACKGROUND


RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is the rating system behind the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and other indexes, rating the sustainability performance of companies across the economic, environmental and social dimensions.

The rating consists of an annual analysis of the sustainability performance of more than 3,500 companies covering the major stock market indices. Participating companies receive a benchmarking scorecard that provides them with information on their results and benchmarks them against their industry down to criteria level. RobecosSAM also publishes an annual Sustainability Yearbook, which includes names of the top 15% of companies, and groups them into Gold, Silver and Bronze performers. 

The independent assessor found that RobecoSAM met the SPLC Supplier Ratings Framework, with a solid organizational structure, transparent rating methodology, scalability and recognition by investors.


KEY CHARACTERISTICS

ProviderRobecoSAM AG (ratings for the DJSI)Websitewww.robecosam.com/csa 
Launch date1999ContactRobert Dornau
Ratings team size50Emailassessments@robecosam.com
Ratings formatScorecard
Cost for suppliers

Free upon invitation from RobecoSAM.

Other companies can participate upon request, fees start at EUR 7500.

Cost for buyers/purchasersThe company ratings can be accessed down to criteria level  via the Bloomberg platform, subject to Bloomberg subscription fees.
AccessibleYes, new companies can be rated
CustomizableNo
Primary audience for rating results

Investors, Companies


COVERAGE

RobecoSAM rates over 3500 companies from the following world regions:

# of Rated CompaniesNorth AmericaCentral & South AmericaEuropeAfricaMiddle EastAsiaAustralia/ Oceania
> 3,500>900>200>750>140>90>1700>225

SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES ASSESSED

RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment addresses 32 indicators covering the following environmental, social, and economic/governance issues:

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Emissions and Pollution Reduction
Energy (Renewable, Efficiency, Conservation)
Environmental Compliance & Reporting
Hazardous Substances
Land Use & Biodiversity
Materials Sourcing
Product Lifecycle Management
Resource Use & Replenishment
Water
Waste Reduction
Wastewater 

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Child Labor
Community Engagement
Community Investment
Disciplinary Practices 
Forced/Compulsory Labor
Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining
Harassment & Abuse
Human Rights
Managing Retrenchment
Non-Discrimination
Training & Employee Development
Wages
Working Hours 
Worker Health & Safety

 

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Anti-Corruption
Business Integrity
Conflicts of Interest
Disclosure of Information
Fair & Honest Marketing
Intellectual Property 
No Improper Advantage
Protection of Identity & Privacy (employee and customer)

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Economic Performance 
Green Product Affordability 
Incorporate ESG Issues in Investment Decisions
Management & Grievance Reporting System in Place
Supports SMEs 
Develops Markets for Sustainable Products and Services
Promotes Fair Trade 

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