We are seeing a growing attention towards Acea on the part of “sustainable investors”. Based on an analysis performed in November 2021, the latter in fact represent 5.5% of share capital and approximately 40% of total institutional investors. In view of the growing interest shown by institutional investors towards ESG issues, in 2020 we set up the Investor Relations & Sustainability division, in order to increasingly combine and integrate aspects of a financial nature with sustainability objectives and ESG aspects in dealings with Italian and overseas analysts and institutional investors, ensuring the valorisation and correct positioning of the Acea Group.
Acea has also been assigned ESG evaluations on the part of other major operators: Sustainalytics recognised the company’s low level of risk, as evidence of its optimal safeguarding of management; Refinitiv ranked Acea in the third quartile, indicating a good ESG performance and an above average degree of transparency in disclosing relevant ESG data; MSCI ESG Rating, when assessing the proactive handling of the ESG risks to which Acea is exposed, confirmed its “A” rating (on a scale of AAA (leader) to CCC). Finally, ISS ESG (formerly ISS Oekom) has assigned to Acea a score of C+ (on a scale from D-/A+), in line with the ratings previously issued, highlighting its good performances, above all with regard to environmental issues.
In addition, in May 2022 Acea was included among the 200 Sustainability Leaders, a list issued by Il Sole 24 Ore – Statista, which comprises the Italian companies that stand out for being the most sustainable and transparent in reporting.The ranking was drawn up based on forty indicators relating to the three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social and economic.