External assessments

Clients and investors of ABN AMRO are increasingly interested in sustainability certificates. We acknowledge this wish and have therefore published a number of Sustainable Rating Agencies’ assessments of us. In doing so, we provide more transparency to our stakeholders. 

Some highlights: 

  • Since April 2019, ABN AMRO is ranked in the top 10% of best banks in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. 
  • Since 2018, ABN AMRO is ranked among the top 5% of best performing banks according to FTSE4Good. 
  • The bank’s Sustainalytics score has increased again in 2018, to a score of 86.


Dow Jones Sustainability Index

(out of 100)
2014-2015* 53
2015-2016 78
2016-2017 87
2017-2018* 86
2018-2019 86
2019 Q1* 83


(out of 100)
2013 71
2014 76
2015 76
2017 82
2018 86


ESG rating (out of 5)
June 2016 4.0
Dec 2016 4.0
June 2017 4.0
Dec 2017 4.4
Dec 2018 4.6

Dow Jones Sustainability Index: serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. 
*Scores for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 are based on publicly available data. No active participation. 
*The score of 2017-2018 is recalculated based on methodology changes to the 2018 assessment by RobecoSAM.
*RobecoSAM has evaluated ABN AMRO's DJSI score in Q1 2019, on the basis of a Media and Stakeholder Analysis.
Sustainalytics: is a provider of sustainability research and analysis in the area of Responsible Investment (RI) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) markets.
FTSE4Good: assesses the sustainability of banks around the globe in terms of their environmental policies, social policies and governance.

Sustainable Rating Agencies

Focus  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ABN AMRO participates in the climate change questionnaire of CDP. CDP "asks companies for data on their environmental performance and tranforms that data into detailed analysis on critical environmental risks, opportunities and impacts." (cdp.net) Score D
Score B
(management level)
Score B
(management level)
IMUG Provider of consultancy and research services in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), market research and marketing. Positive*
Positive (B)*
Neutral (CC)**
Positive (BB)*
Neutral (CCC)**
Positive (BB)*
Neutral (CCC)**
Positive (BBB)*
Positive (BB)***
Positive (BBB)*
Positive (BB)***
Research AG
Provider of information on the social and environmental performance of companies, sectors and countries. C (Prime) C+ (Prime) C+ (Prime)
Transparency Benchmark Transparency Benchmark: performs a review of the content and quality of corporate responsibility reporting by Dutch companies, every two years. 176/200 155/200 171/200 188/200 193/200
Vigeo Provider of information and reviews on companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risks.
More information on Vigeo website and contact information.
55/100 58/100 67/100

* Mortgage covered bonds
** Uncovered bonds
*** Sustainability Rating