After the index review in June 2020, METRO remains a constituent of the FTSE4Good index series. The British FTSE4Good is an index family that has been in existence since 2001 and analyzes large and medium-sized companies that are committed to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. METRO has been listed in the FTSE4Good Index since 2017.
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) has now reconfirmed that METRO has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria and has met the requirements to be re-listed in the FTSE4Good index series.
The index series offered by FTSE Russell is designed to measure the performance of companies from various sectors under consideration of so-called ESG criteria (Environmental, Social, Governance) within the scope of a strict review process. The index is based on the best-in-class principle. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
To be included in the FTSE4Good Index, companies must be committed to 5 areas: working towards environmental sustainability, respecting and promoting human rights, providing good working conditions in the supply chain, preventing corruption and actively fighting climate change. In the evaluation, these 5 fields of action are weighted differently - depending on the respective company focus and the different risks associated with them.
Together with the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the Environmental Disclosure Scoring of the CDP, the MSCI as well as the Corporate Rating of ISS-Oekom, FTSE4Good is one of the major sustainability index families whose evaluation classifies METRO as material. Within the framework of the stakeholder dialogue, the wholesale company informs the capital market about METRO's sustainability management.