A number of third parties assess the sustainability of our operations using various assessments.
We are included in the following assessments, among others:
- The Global 100
- Dow Jones Sustainability Index
- CDP Climate Change
- CDP Forests
- STOXX® Global ESG Leaders
- Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register
The Global 100
The Global 100 list consists of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. The list is produced by Corporate Knights, an independent consultancy and research company, based on the global analysis of around 4,000 listed companies across various industries. These are reviewed against a range of indicators covering areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and the amount of waste they generate in relation to the financial benefit they produce. The results are announced annually at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
In 2017, Neste was included on the list for the 11th consecutive time, this time ranked as the 23rd most sustainable company in the world, and the best performing company within the Oil and Gas Industry. The company has been included on this valued list continuously for longer than any other energy company in the world.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Neste has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and Europe Index. We have been included in the DJSI Indices for the previous 10 consecutive years. In 2016 indices, Neste was the only one of the European oil companies included. Neste ranked high especially with regard to water related issues, environmental reporting, as well as supply chain management.
Companies included in the DJSI Indices are selected on the basis of an extensive review by the Swiss-based SAM Sustainable Asset Management AG. The DJSI annual review is based on an analysis of companies' economic, environmental and social performance.
CDP Climate Change
Neste has been recognized as world leader for corporate action on climate change as the company reached the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) highest Climate A List. Of the thousands of companies involved in the climate change program, only 193 made it onto the list. The A List recognizes companies that were considered to have most effectively tackled climate change, and adapted to it.
More information about CDP Climate Change Program
Neste's efforts to manage its deforestation risks received Leadership status A- (ranging from "A" for leadership to "F" for failing to report) in CDP Forests program 2016. Scoring was undertaken by sustainability solutions provider South Pole Group. Neste continued to be the only company in the energy sector to transparently report on its forest footprint as part of the globally acknowledged CDP Forests program.
STOXX® Global ESG Leaders
Neste is included in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders index. The index covers approximately 300 of the world's leading companies in terms of environmental and social sustainability and corporate governance. Neste is also included in the STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders and STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders indices. The review on which the selection is based is carried out by Sustainalytics, an independent specialist in sustainability research and analysis.
Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register
Neste is included in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register. This indicates that the company performs better than average in its sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The selection is based on an assessment process during which all corporate social responsibility domains are evaluated and all stakeholders relevant to the company consulted. The evaluation and selection is done by Forum ETHIBEL (www.forumethibel.org).