SustainabilityESG achievements

Unibail-Rodamco's performance is regularly assessed by analysts, researchers, investors and third-party certification bodies. They provide useful analysis of the Group’s activities and valuable feedback on areas where its performance can be improved. Unibail-Rodamco is often identified as one of the most sustainable companies in the commercial real estate sector.

In 2015 Unibail-Rodamco will exclusively contribute to ESG analysis and ratings based on the Group’s public documentation. The Group will concentrate its efforts on dedicated SRI Roadshows and Investors Days. For more detailed information about Unibail-Rodamco’s ESG scores, contact the Investor Relations team: investors@unibail-rodamco.com or Sustainability team: sustainability@unibail-rodamco.com

Socially responsible investment (SRI) indexes

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) (World since 2008; Europe since 2010): the DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental, and social factors. In 2015 the Group was confirmed as a constituent of the DJSI indexes.

FTSE4Good (since 2005): the FTSE4Good Index series is made up of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. In 2015, Unibail-Rodamco was confirmed as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index series.

Ethibel Sustainability Index (Excellence since 2011, Pioneer since 2013): the ESI Excellence Europe include companies that show a better than average performance in terms of corporate sustainability and responsibility in their respective sector. Unibail-Rodamco has been reconfirmed for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE and Ethibel PIONEER Investment Register since December 19, 2013.

STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Index (since 2011): the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index is composed of the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Unibail-Rodamco is included in all STOXX ESG Leaders indexes, and also in three specific sub-indexes STOXX ESG Social Leaders, Governance Leaders and Leaders. In 2015, Unibail-Rodamco remained a component of the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices for the third consecutive year and named sector leader.

ECPI Index (since 2007): ECPI is a leading Rating and Index company dedicated to ESG Research (Environmental, Social and Governance). Unibail-Rodamco has been confirmed for inclusion in the following ECPI® Indices: ECPI Ethical EMU Equity, ECPI Global Eco Real Estate and Building Equity and ECPI Global Megatrend Equity.

Awards and recognition

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of Real Estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the globe. In 2015, Unibail-Rodamco was named "Green Star" for the fifth consecutive year, first among European listed companies (1st out of 69) and named 2015 Global sector leader achieving the best score worldwide within the retail sector (1st out of 123).

Oekom research AG is one of the world’s leading rating agencies and provides the crucial head start in the segment of sustainable investments. In 2015, the Group was ranked 2 out of 218 Real Estate companies rated by Oekom research. It has achieved a C+ (Prime status).

Sustainalytics is a global leader in sustainability research and analysis, serving investors and financial institutions around the world. In 2014, the Group was named "industry leader" among 274 companies.

Vigeo is a European expert in the assessment of companies and organizations with regard to their practices and performance on environmental, social and governance ("ESG") issues. In 2015, the Group was ranked 3rd out of 33 companies within the financial services – Real Estate sector.

Voluntary charters and frameworks

Unibail-Rodamco supports a number of voluntary charters and frameworks, including:

  • The United Nations Global Compact
    The Group has been a signatory since 2004 and is committed to respecting and implementing the principles of the Global Compact in all of its activities.
  • The Afep-Medef Corporate Governance Code
    Unibail-Rodamco adheres to all of the best practice recommendations of this French charter.