2019 Most effective integration of ESG winners

For this award the judges were looking for evidence a of year-round communication approach to investors that provides insight into how sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities are identified, understood and proactively managed and measured to contribute to competitive advantage.

Award Categories

Most effective integration of ESG - International
Most effective integration of ESG - FTSE250
Most effective integration of ESG - FTSE100


International - Winner: Polymetal

Congratulations to Polymetal, a most deserving winner who demonstrated a very thorough and well-integrated and measured approach to their ESG communications. Judges particularly liked the reference to ratings agencies. First class, well done!

(From left to right) James Devon from London Stock Exchange Group Issuer Services, Tatiana Ridley from Instinctif (on behalf of Polymetal) and Alun Cochrane. 

Highly Commended: BASF
Judges would like to highly commend BASF for a well-integrated report that shows tone from the top and explains value creation in a clear way. 

Shortlisted companies:
Alibaba (MerchantCantos)
Nornickel (Zebra Communications)
Polymetal (Instinctif)


FTSE250 - Winner: G4S

Congratulations G4S, you are a winner! You are commended for sustainability communications that are very well embedded into the company strategy. Judges commented on the good description of the realities you face as a company along with the clearly identified risks. Great job G4S!

(From left to right) James Devon from London Stock Exchange Group Issuer Services, Helen Parris and Nigel Lockwood from G4S and Alun Cochrane. 

Shortlisted companies:

Britvic (Luminous)
G4S (Black Sun)

FTSE100 - Winner: Mondi Group

Mondi Group Logo

Congratulations to Mondi Group, who demonstrated that sustainability was clearly a board priority and at the heart of company strategy. Judges acknowledged a well-integrated report with good use of case studies and useful materiality section. Bravo Mondi Group!

(From left to right) alun Cochrane, the team from Mondi Group and James Devon from London Stock Exchange Group Issuer Services.

Highly Commended: Rio Tinto
The judges would like to highly commend Rio Tinto for a clear ESG strategy and very honest disclosure overall. 

Shortlisted companies:
Direct Line Group (Black Sun)
Lloyds Banking Group (Friend Studio)
Mondi Group (RY)
Rio Tinto (Black Sun)
United Utilities (Jones & Palmer)
WPP (Superunion)

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