Madrid, March 31, 2022 – Spanish multinational Applus+, a world leader in the testing, inspection and certification (ICT) sector, has obtained another positive rating for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators.
Standard & Poor’s Global ranks Applus+ as the 11th best company out of 105 companies in its sector, with a score of 54 for ESG management. The average score among all companies analyzed was 24 points.
In the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, Applus+ has improved year on year in all areas analyzed (environmental performance, governance and social factors). The Group posts scores well above the average in the following categories:
Environmental and social reporting the two indicators score 100against an average of 26 among all the companies analyzed.
Business ethics: score of 94against an average of 34.
Human Capital Development: score of 87against an average of 27.
Recognition by S&P Global adds to those obtained from other ESG indices in previous months: Sustainalytics (“Low risk” for ESG factors, with a score of 15.6); Gaïa score (71 points out of 100); MSCI ESG Research (“AA” rating); International CDP Project (grade “B”); and a member of the FTSE4Good Index, for investors interested in companies that stand out for their sustainability.
The Applus+ group has just published the 2021 financial and non-financial information report on its website, which reflects previous ESG recognitions and reports on sustainability projects the company has carried out in recent months.
Fernando Basabe, Chairman and CEO of Applus+ Groupcommented: “We are very proud of this new recognition within our ESG achievements, which reinforces our commitment in this direction.”
About the Applus+ group
Applus+ is a world-leading company in the testing, inspection and certification (ICT) sector, due to its technical capabilities, its innovative vocation and its teams of more than 25,000 employees in 70 countries. Applus+ is a trusted partner that helps its customers improve the quality and safety of their infrastructure and operations, as well as the sustainability of their products and assets.
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