The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, or DJSI World, in which Sonova has been listed since September 2014, is internationally regarded as an important reference for sustainable corporate management and honors the best of each industry. The index comprises the leading ten percent of the world’s 2,500 largest listed companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on their sustainability practices. The index is maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices. The DJSI World applies a transparent, rules-based component selection process based on the companies’ S&P Global ESG Score resulting from the annual S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). Only the top-ranked companies within each industry are selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family. No industries are excluded from this process.
The FTSE4Good Index Series, in which Sonova has been listed since 2015, is designed to measure the performance of companies which demonstrate leadership in embedding sustainable practices into business management. Through a comprehensive methodology, FTSE Russell provides a multi-dimensional measure of environmental, social and governance exposure and practice, providing the investment community with a tool for portfolio design and management to investigate ESG criteria. FTSE Russell methodology is solely based on publicly available data, requiring high transparency from companies to be included, therefore the confirmation of Sonova in the index underscores the strong commitment of the Group in promoting accountability and transparency.
Sonova has received Prime status in the course of the ISS ESG Corporate Rating since 2015.
The ISS ESG Prime label is awarded to companies with an ESG performance above the sector-specific Prime threshold, which means that they fulfil ambitious absolute performance requirements that take into account their individual risk exposure. ISS ESG analysts analyze a company’s management of ESG issues on the basis of up to 100 rating criteria, most of them are sector-specific.
Sonova strives to be trustworthy and transparent with all its stakeholders regarding the environmental impact; it therefore participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The results are publicly available and accessible on the CDP website. The CDP scoring level (Disclosure, Awareness, Management, Leadership) demonstrates a company's level of environmental stewardship, and actions and approaches in managing climate change. In 2021, Sonova has received a Score of A-.