Casino conducts a regular dialogue with the players involved in socially responsible investment (rating agencies, socially responsible investment funds). It regularly takes part in SRI road shows and, to promote transparency, it responds to the questionnaires of the rating agencies.
In 2017, the Casino Group share is included in the following SRI indices:
- Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120, Europe 120 indices;
- Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe;
- MSCI Global Sustainability Indices and MSCI Global SRI Indices;
- STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices.
The Group’s inclusion in these indices, which comprise the top performing companies in terms of social, environmental and governance criteria, demonstrates its strong commitment to CSR.
Improving steadily over the past two years across all indices, the Group’s SRI rating is a testament to its improvement programme and to the determination of the Group and its corporate governance structures to continuously improve CSR policies and performance.
Since 2013, The Casino Group has been responding to the CDP (previously called the Carbon Disclosure Project): www.cdp.net
The Group’s latest CSR rating by Vigeo Eiris agency has placed the Group at the top of the companies evaluated in the retail sector. The same assessment places Grupo Éxito and GPA at the second and third place in the retail sector in emerging countries.