Another high score for ABN AMRO in DJSI

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In keeping with previous years, ABN AMRO has achieved another high score in S&P Global’s SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. ABN AMRO obtained 83 out of a maximum of 100 points. This score means that the bank will once again be included in the S&P Global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), to be published in early 2021.

In January 2020, S&P Global acquired the SAM ESG Ratings and Benchmarking division from RobecoSAM. This includes the globally recognised SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability performance. Every year, SAM researches over 3000 international companies, assessing them on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. 

Its score of 83 out of 100 puts ABN AMRO in the top 10% of most sustainable banks worldwide. This means that the bank is once again included in the DJSI World and Europe Index. The gap between ABN AMRO’s rating and that of the industry leader is 6 points. In 2019, ABN AMRO’s score was 79. 

One of the areas in which the bank scored well was its endeavours around Sustainable finance, Transparancy and Human Capital Development. There’s scope to improve its performance though, for example in the reports on Risk & Crisis Management. 

For investors and other stakeholders, ABN AMRO’s position in the DJSI is an important tool for gaining insight into its activities around sustainability. Its ranking is an important yardstick for the bank too – ABN AMRO aspires to be in the top 5% of its own sector in 2020. In February 2021 we will hear what our ranking is relative to the rest of the sector.

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