External assessments

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 since 2013. In doing so, we provide more transparency to our stakeholders.


Dow Jones Sustainability Index

(out of 100)
2013-2014* 47
2014-2015* 53
2015-2016 78
2016-2017 87
2017-2018* 86
2018-2019 86

Transparency Benchmark

(out of 200)
2012 153
2013 176
2014 155
2015 171
2016 188
2017 193


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.
Transparency Benchmark: is an annual review of the content and quality of corporate responsibility reporting by Dutch companies.
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)8 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)***
Research AG
Provider of information on the social and environmental performance of companies, sectors and countries. C (Prime) C+ (Prime) C+ (Prime)
Sustainalytics Provider of sustainability research and analysis in the area of Responsible Investment (RI) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) markets. 71 
(out of 100)
(out of 100)
(out of 100)
(out of 100)
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

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