Volkswagen in sustainability rankings and indices

Analysts and investors view corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability performance as leading indicators of forward-looking corporate governance and therefore increasingly also base their recommendations and decisions on companies’ CSR and sustainability profiles. Sustainability ratings are particularly well suited to evaluating a company’s environmental, social and economic performance. If a company achieves the highest scores in these ratings, this sends a clear signal to its stakeholders; it also raises its attractiveness as an employer and the motivation of its existing employees.

In sustainability rankings and indices – such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, CDP Carbon Disclosure Project, Sustainalytics, or oekom research – where we held top positions before the emissions issue, Volkswagen’s ratings have been downgraded or removed.

In the Commercial Vehicles/Power Engineering Business Area, MAN retained its B– rating and prime status for its superior performance in the area of corporate social responsibility awarded by the rating agency oekom research.

In its annual review of its sustainability ranking, the Swiss rating agency RobecoSAM selected MAN for listing in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and the DJSI Europe in the “Machinery and Electrical Equipment” sector. MAN is the only German company to be represented in both indices for the fourth consecutive year.