Wendel and its portfolio companies recognized for their ESG performance

Published : 25.01.2023

S&P Sam, CDP, EcoVadis and other rating agencies published their most recent non-financial ratings and evaluations at the end of 2022. Wendel, Bureau Veritas, Constantia Flexibles and Stahl all maintained or improved their ratings compared with 2021, thereby rewarding the efforts of each of them with regard to ESG performance.

Laurent Mignon, Group CEO of Wendel, said, “Wendel launched its ESG strategy three years ago. Today we are proud to have become a company recognized for our non-financial performance with strong, coherent ratings that reflect the policies implemented at Wendel Group companies. We are also conscious of the progress we must still collectively make, such as in combating climate change.”


Rated 72/100 

Only financial company ranked in the Europe and World indices

Rated B

Level « management of climate change »

For more information, please read the press release available on our website.

Bureau Veritas

Rated 85/100

Ranked #2 in the Professional Services industry

Rated B



EcoVadis Platinum medal

Top 1 % of companies evaluated

Constantia Flexibles

Rated A

Level « leadership »


EcoVadis Gold medal

Top 2 % of companies evalatued


EcoVadis Platinum Medal

Top 1 % of companies evaluated

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Rated A-

Level « leadership »

EcoVadis Gold medal

Top 2 % of companies evaluated


What is the nature of these various ratings?


Since 1999, S&P Global has used its Corporate Sustainability Assessment questionnaire to evaluate the ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) performance of listed companies across all industries. Based on industry-specific criteria, the highest-performing 10% of companies in terms of sustainability are then integrated into the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.


CDP’s annual environmental rating and publication process is widely recognized as the benchmark in corporate environmental transparency. In 2022, 680 investors representing more than $130,000 billion in assets asked companies to supply data to CDP on their environmental impact, risk and opportunities. 18,700 companies responded.


EcoVadis is a world-renowned evaluation platform based on reliable, authoritative data. It examines the performance of over 90,000 companies in key areas, including environmental impact, labor and human rights standards, ethics and sustainable supply practices.


In November 2022, Wendel and Bureau Veritas were also recognized for their good practices in terms of diversity.

Wendel ranked ninth in the 2021 report on the percentage of women in executive positions at SBF 120 companies.

Published in December 2022, the report showcased the companies that have made the most progress in increasing the percentage of women in executive positions. The ranking was based on four key criteria:

  • the percentage of women on the Board of Directors,
  • the percentage of women among executives and managers,
  • presence of a female CEO,
  • policies the company has implemented to increase female representation.

Wendel achieved an excellent performance this year, ranking in the top 10 after ranking 92nd in the 2020 report.


Bureau Veritas ranked as a 2023 Diversity Leader, receiving this distinction for the fourth year in a row

In November 2022, the Financial Times published its FT Diversity Leaders 2023 list to highlight the companies that promote diversity in all its forms, and especially in gender balance and disability.

This rating demonstrates Bureau Veritas’s commitment to fostering a truly inclusive and diversified work atmosphere and culture. Well done!

For more information, please read the press release available on our website.