ESG and Sustainability Performance Benchmarks

At DS Smith, we value the chance to have our performance assessed by external organisations and benchmarks.

We continue to submit to a wide range of highly reputable third-party platforms in order to demonstrate to a range of stakeholders our continued strong sustainability performance. These include:

UN.jpgMember of the UN Global Compact since 2013

FTSE4Good.jpgIncluded in the annual FTSE4Good Global Index since 2012

MSCI.jpgParticipated in the annual MSCI assessment since 2012 (Current        rating - A-grade)

ecovadis.jpgParticipated in the annual EcoVadis assessment since 2014 (Current rating - Gold)

CDP.jpgParticipated in the annual CDP submission since 2010 (Current rating - ‘Management B’ in the Carbon Disclosure Index (CDP) for each of the three assessments (climate change, forests and water))


AB Sedex members since 2014


Participated in the annual SustainAlytics ESG assessment (Current rating - 72)

Green-Economy.jpgAwarded by the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) new green economy mark accreditation

WWF.jpgIncluded in the annual WWF Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) since 2015