Sustainability & Innovation

Our ESG ratings – transparency on our sustainability performance

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards help us to understand how a company operates in regard to the planet and its people.

Environmental criteria determine how the company performs as a steward of the planet. Social criteria define how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. Governance criteria are a set of rules, best practices and processes that determine how the organisation is managed and controlled. 

For many years, Recticel has been committed to strong performance on both financial and non-financial criteria. Transparency on objectives and performance is key to earning and retaining the trust and support of stakeholders interested in companies with solid environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and scores. 

Our ambition is to be a leader in our industry for climate change action and an equitable society. ESG ratings measure our performance, providing transparency and clarity to our stakeholders as well as identifying the areas where we can continue to improve.


CDP SCORE ‘B’ - First participation in Climate Change Questionnaire

CDP is a a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. The organisation drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. More than 13,000 companies with over 64% of global market capitalisation disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2021.

CDP awarded Recticel a B (on a scale from A to D-) for climate change disclosure on its first participation, in 2021. This positions us among the 33% of companies worldwide that have a B score or higher.

CDP particularly recognises the fact that Recticel is leading within its industry on:

  • Emission reduction initiatives
  • Governance

Our full disclosure is available on the CDP website.


MSCI ESG RATING upgraded from ‘A’ to ‘AA’

The MSCI ESG rating provides institutional investors with a more robust ESG integration tool designed to support ESG risk mitigation and long term value creation. MSCI ESG Ratings uses a rules-based methodology designed to measure a company’s resilience to long-term, industry material environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. 

MSCI upgraded our rating from ‘A’ to ‘AA’ (on a scale from AAA to CCC), ranking us in the top 6% of the MSCI Commodities Chemicals universe (September 2021).

In its assessment, MSCI particularly highlights:

  • Our robust carbon mitigation plan with an aggressive target to carbon footprint reduction
  • Recticel’s fully independent formal policy on bribery and corruption overseen at executive level.





Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings measure a company’s exposure to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those risks. This multi-dimensional way of measuring ESG risk combines the concepts of management and exposure to arrive at an absolute assessment of ESG risk. Sustainalytics identifies five categories of ESG risk severity that could impact a company’s enterprise value.

Based on a limited Core Framework analysis, Sustainalytics ranked Recticel as ‘Medium’ within the Commodity Chemicals universe (19 October 2021). More information is available on the Sustainalytics website.