External recognition

Our performance as a company is evaluated independently against economic, ecological, social and ethical standards by rating agencies and other institutions according to their own autonomous principles. We also utilize select rating platforms to have our performance capability as a service provider externally evaluated according to similar standards.

Key ratings from rating agencies in 2016

Key ratings from rating agencies in 2016

Rating management

More and more investment decisions are based on non-financial KPIs and the rankings of CR rating agencies. Today more than 40% of our share capital is held by signatories of the Principles for Responsible Investment initiative, whose aims include advocating for more transparency in the reporting of non-financial key performance indicators. Customers also increasingly view a company’s presence on an ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) index as a factor when deciding to purchase services, award contracts, etc.

These ratings are of strategic significance to our company. We consult them when we review the direction of our CR activities and use them as a benchmark comparison. Rating agencies are among the stakeholderIndividuals or groups of individuals affected by a company’s business operations. groups surveyed as part of our materiality analysis.

A leader in corporate responsibility

Our strong ratings were confirmed by a variety of ratings agencies and the ESG performance platforms in the reporting year. We also received awards for our performance in the areas of HR, corporate citizenship and environmental protection.

Major achievements in the reporting year included our relisting in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe) and the RobecoSAM Bronze ClassAward bestowed upon companies whose score in the annual RobeoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is within 5 to 10% of the industry leader’s score. RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing. sustainability award. Of special significance was the “AAA” rating from MSCI in the transport sector – Deutsche Post DHL Group remains the only logistics company with this top score, an honor we have received for three consecutive years now. Also noteworthy: CDP awarded the Group a grade of “A-“ for its environmental performance, making Deutsche Post DHL Group a “Sector Leader” for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) in the category “Transportation”.

Rating results 2016
CR Rating/Index   Rating 2016
  • Rating: A-
  • Sector Leader Transportation DACH1 Region
  • Rating: 4.1 (max. 5)
  • FTSE4Good Index series
  • Rating: AAA
  • MSCI Index series
Oekom Research  
  • Prime status
  • Rating: C+
RobecoSam (DJSI Rating)  
  • Percentile rank: 93
  • DJSI World, DJSI Europe
Sustainalytics Research  
  • Rank 2 of 142
  • Leader

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We were also able to maintain our good ratings as a service provider. The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), for example, awarded us 97 out of 100 points, which amounted to a low-risk rating. EcoVadis also confirmed our Gold Standard, ranking us among the top 2% of all participating companies.

Our engagement was also recognized in media rankings, which named us a Fortune 500 company, for example, and placed us on Interbrand’s list of the top 100 Global Brands. In the reporting year we also improved our position in Newsweek’s “World’s Greenest Companies” ranking and were awarded the environmental seal “Green Brands Germany 2015/2016”. And in the area of human resources, DHL was once again named Top Employer in several countries around the world.