As a company listed on the Euronext CAC 40 index, Veolia Environnement is rated for its extra-financial performance based on published information and statements.
Veolia's CSR performance has been recognized externally through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good, ASPI and Ethibel Sustainability indices and in the premium category by the Oekom agency.
This information allows the company to see where it stands and serves as a guide for continuous improvement across key sustainable development areas. These include governance, human resources management, environmental performance, ethics, human rights, client/supplier relations and stakeholder dialogue.
The company also requests additional independent analysis to assist it in improving its CSR processes.
Being selected by the extra-financial indices is a proof of the company's long-term commitment to sustainable development and concrete results achieved.
Ethical stock-market indexes
Veolia Environnement has featured in the UK's FTSE4Good index since 2004. It is assessed by two agencies: Eiris in the UK and Ethifinance in France.
Since 2002, Veolia Environnement has been included in the Ethibel Excellence Europe and Ethibel Excellence Global Indexes (covering global financial performance of companies worldwide that lead the way in sustainable development), based on assessments by Vigeo.
In 2011, Veolia Environnement was again listed in the ASPI index, following its inclusion from 2004 to 2008.
In the same year, the company retained its "Prime" rating, awarded by German agency Oekom Research to companies among the best in their industry in the field of social and environmental responsibility.
External views and judgments of Veolia's performance are an important input to its process of continuous improvement in CSR.