ESG Investors


For nearly a decade, Wendel’s Sustainable Development Team and ESG Committee have been implementing and developing initiatives to increase the Group’s ESG performance as well as transparency and the quality of its extra-financial information. Since 2019, Wendel’s long-standing efforts have been recognized by the external extra-financial ratings agencies that have assessed the performance of Wendel.

Summary of Wendel’s extra-financial ratings in 2020

Inclusion in the World and Europe Dow Jones Sustainability Index with a score of 71
Double AA rating, ranked among industry leaders
Classified as “Low Risk”, and first among its peers with the same level of market capitalization
B rating (first participation in 2020) – marks a sustained consideration of the impacts of climate change on the Group’s activities
Score of 69/100, above the industry average (51/100)


ESG Roadshows

As an investor and a listed company, Wendel has put ESG at the heart of its strategy. Wendel organizes and participates in financial communication events dedicated to ESG throughout the year in order to facilitate the readability and understanding of its ESG priorities by equity and bond investors. The company has also implemented a targeted extra-financial rating strategy in order to provide benchmarks of its extra-financial performance to investors.

ESG Strategy and priorities

Wendel’s approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards is based on responsibility and is rooted in a firm belief in the core values of engagement, excellence, and entrepreneurship. Those values drive Wendel’s behavior both as a company and an investor to deliver its mission: engaging with entrepreneurial teams to build sustainable leading companies.

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