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RATINGS AND INDEXES

The Volkswagen Group can point to a growing number of investors who take sustainability criteria into account. These include some 100 European mutual funds that apply social and ecological criteria. One of the largest institutional investors in Europe, the state Norwegian pension fund, invested more than €5.5 million in the Volkswagen Group. These investment decisions are influenced by positive sustainability assessments from ratings agencies and analysts.

Top Scores for Group and Brands

In 2014 the Volkswagen Group earned very good scores in the most important international ratings and relevant indexes, holding a leading position in its sector. In the sustainability ratings published by RobecoSAM, the Group was listed in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe, receiving 88 points out of 100. However, we no longer held the position of sector leader.
In the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the Group was again listed in both Leadership Indexes, receiving the top A rating in the CDP Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index and 99 points out of 100 in the CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.
As in the previous year, MAN was the only German company from the mechanical engineering sector listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe. The CDP awarded MAN its highest ratings in the “Industrials” sector: 97 out of a possible 100 points in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and an A rating in the Climate Performance Leadership Index.
oekom research, a rating agency which analyzes sustainable investments, rated the Volkswagen Group B- on a twelve-step scale from A+ to D-. Both the Group and Scania were awarded Prime status, meaning they are recommended as sustainable investments. oekom research rates the environmental and social responsibility performance of companies using more than 100 criteria selected specifically for each sector.

Rankings in Ratings and Indexes

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Index/rating   Ranking 2014   Ranking 2013  
CDP Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index listed (A) listed (A)
CDP Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index listed, 99 points out of 100 listed, 99 points out of 100
CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index Listed (A) Listed (A)
Dow Jones Sustainability Index World listed, 88 points out of 100 listed, 89 points out of 100
Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe listed, 88 points out of 100 listed, 89 points out of 100
ECPI Ethical Indices (Europe, EMU, Global) listed listed
Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe listed listed
Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 Index listed listed
Global Compact 100 listed listed
oekom research prime status (B-) prime status (B-)
STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices (Environmental, Social, Governance) listed listed