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ESG ratings and benchmarks

Sustainability is a core element of our vision and integral to our strategy. We align all our business activities to principles of sustainability and consider sustainability as an important business driver. This is reflected in the recognition we receive in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings and benchmarks.

Since our existence as a company, we have perfomed well in ESG ratings and benchmarks. These results set us apart as a sustainability leader within the chemical industry.

The landscape of ESG ratings and benchmarks is growing rapidly and is increasingly fragmented. ESG ratings and benchmarks differ in scope, weighting, and measurement, resulting in divergent ratings for the same ESG topic. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights that there are over 600 individual ESG ratings and benchmarks with over 2,000 ESG indicators.

Due to this development it is not possible for us to actively participate in every single ESG rating and/or benchmark. Aligned with the interest of our stakeholders, we participate only in those that are most valuable to us and our stakeholders. We reassess our prioritization at recurring intervals.

Ratings and benchmarks for 2023/2024:

ESG Rating/Index Score Last Update
CDP Climate A- (Leadership-Level) February, 2024
Moody’s Analytics 61 Points (Average chemical sector Europe: 51) November, 2023
FTSE4Good Listed July, 2023
MSCI ESG A (Upper Average) June, 2023
Sustainalytics ESG Rating 22.4 Risk Rating (Top 14%) April, 2024
EcoVadis Rating 72/100 Points (Gold-Status, valid until 2025) January, 2022
ISS ESG Corporate Rating B- (Prime) 2020

CDP Climate Change

In February 2024 we have been assessed with an excellent A- by CDP for our climate strategy and protection measures. CDP specifically recognized our achievements in the categories, “Opportunity Disclosure”, “Risk Disclosure”, “Risk Management Processes” and “Scope 1 and 2 (incl. verification)”. We achieved the highest score in each of these areas, placing us ahead of the industry average.

EcoVadis CSR

The independent rating agency EcoVadis evaluates suppliers from more than 16 countries in the categories environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

In the latest 2021/2022 assessment, Covestro again achieved Gold status with 72/100 points. This places Covestro among the top 5% within the chemical industry. In total, more than 85,000 companies were assessed with an average score of 46.

The next re-assessment will take place in 2024 and the updated score will be available in 2025.

As a member of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, Covestro takes part in a re-assessment every three years. Please find more here.

If you have any questions, please contact your direct account manager.

FTSE4GOOD Index

Covestro has been listed in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2016. In 2023, Covestro is again listed in the Index Series. The FTSE4Good Index Series evaluates ecological, social and ethical aspects of corporate governance on an annual basis. Only companies that meet strict ESG criteria, transparently manage and regularly assess their ESG practices are included in the indices.

Certification of Membership

ISS ESG

Covestro ISS ESG Rating

ISS ESG is a rating agency in the sustainable investment segment that analyzes companies according to a wide range of environmental and social criteria. The areas evaluated are employees and suppliers, social and product responsibility, corporate governance, product sustainability, environmental management, and eco-efficiency.

Covestro 2020 was given a grade of B- by ISS ESG, in a scale from A+ (best grade) to D-, placing it among the top 10% of all companies evaluated in the chemical sector. The so-called Prime status is awarded to companies whose ESG performance is above the sector-specific Prime threshold, which according to ISS ESG means that they meet demanding absolute performance requirements.

ISS ESG

Moody’s Analytics

Covestro received an overall score of 61/100 from Moody’s Analytics ESG Assessment as of October 2023. Covestro displays Advanced scores in the areas of Corporate Governance, Human Rights and Business Behavior, while scores are assessed as Limited in other areas such as Community Involvement or Human Resources.

MSCI ESG

In 2023, Covestro was awarded an A (Upper Average) in the MSCI ESG Rating, on a scale from AAA (Leader) to CCC (Laggard). Within the Specialty Chemicals sector, Covestro is among the top 23% of all companies rated.

DISCALIMER STATEMENT
THE USE BY COVESTRO OF ANY MSCI ESG RESEARCH LLC OR ITS AFFILIATES (“MSCI”) DATA, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT, RECOMMENDATION, OR PROMOTION OF COVESTRO BY MSCI. MSCI SERVICES AND DATA ARE THE PROPERTY OF MSCI OR ITS INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AND ARE PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’ AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. MSCI NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI.

Sustainalytics ESG Rating

Sustainalytics is a leading global ESG rating agency and analyzes in its ESG Risk Rating the extent to which companies are exposed to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well the corresponding risks are managed.

Covestro is among the Top 14% (76/582) within the Chemical Industry and the Top 14% (21/153) within the Specialty Chemicals Industry.

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Covestro believes that convergence towards a single set of ESG indicators is urgently needed.

Information on purely financial valuations can be found at Financial Documents & Presentations | Covestro | Covestro AG.

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