Evaluating over 1,900 corporations across 59 industries, the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2015 has been released. Kering is named within as the Leader of the Textile, apparel & luxury goods industry, whilst also being one of sixty-nine corporations to be awarded a Gold Class medal.
Behind the yearbook’s rankings lies a continuously evolving analysis framework of each business’s operations, as explains RobecoSAM’s Daniel Wild "RobecoSAM's annual CSA (Corporate Sustainability Assessment) focuses on examining financially material factors that impact a company's core business value drivers.
”FACTORS SUCH AS A COMPANY’S TAX STRATEGY, ABILITY TO INNOVATE, ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENT OR INCREASE RESOURCE EFFICIENCY MATTER FROM AN INVESTOR’S POINT OF VIEW BECAUSE THEY IMPACT A COMPANY’S COMPETITIVE POSITION AND LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE. NEW ASPECTS ARISE EACH DAY; THIS IS WHY WE CONSTANTLY DEVELOP THE CSA FURTHER.”
The yearbook, now entering its twentieth year, pinpoints two key advancements in corporate sustainability over the past twelve months. 'Supply-chain management' comes out as the most improved economic criteria, whilst 'Climate strategy' tops progress made by corporations on environmental criteria.