Our External Recognitions - DS Smith

ESG and Sustainability Performance Benchmarks

We value the opportunity to have our performance assessed by ESG ratings agencies and other benchmarks

We continue to submit to a wide range of highly reputable third-party platforms in order to demonstrate our continued strong performance to a range of stakeholders. Through good disclosure, we seek to maximise the recognition of our sustainability actions and strategy by these agencies. 

MSCI

Participated in the annual MSCI assessment since 2012 (Current rating AA)

EcoVadis

Participated in the annual EcoVadis assessment since 2014 (Current rating - Platinum)

Circulytics

Rated A-

CDP

Participated in the annual CDP submission since 2010 (Current rating: Climate Change B; Forests B; Water Security A-)

DJSI

Rated 51

FTSE4Good

Included in the annual FTSE4Good Global Index since 2012

ISS

Rated ‘Prime’ B-

LSE Green Economy mark

Awarded by the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) new green economy mark accreditation

Sedex

AB Sedex members since 2014

Support the Goals

Rated 4 out of 5 stars for our support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainalytics

Participated in the annual Sustainalytics ESG assessment (Current rating 15.9 'Low Risk')

UN Global Compact

Member of the UN Global Compact since 2013

WWF

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