13.10.2020, Luxembourg, RTL Group
RTL Group’s strong environmental, social and governance practices reconfirmed by FT Russell sustainability index.
RTL Group has been reconfirmed in the FTSE4Good sustainability index created by FTSE Russell. It identifies and facilitates investments in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series are rated as performing better regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The index helps investors who want to encourage positive change in corporate behaviour and align their portfolios with good corporate values.
RTL Group focuses on various corporate responsibility areas, for example diversity & inclusion and the environment. RTL Group’s long-term ambition is for women and men to be equally represented across all management positions, and as an intermediate step at least one third of all top and senior management positions are to be held by women by 2021. As an environmental responsibility target, RTL Group aims to be a climate-neutral company by 2030.
RTL Group’s FTSE4Good index relisting proves that it meets a variety of ESG criteria that are overseen by the independent FTSE Russell ESG Advisory Committee. This comprises leading global responsible investment market practitioners and experts on global ESG principles and criteria used to determine comparative corporate ESG performance.
Derived from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series, the FTSE4Good Index Series was launched in 2001 by FTSE Russell, a global provider of benchmarks, analytics, and data solutions. RTL Group was first included in the FTSE4Good Index in 2005.