We believe it is essential to have a constructive dialogue with the stakeholders interested in our actions in the ESG field such as investors, ESG rating agencies, assessment and certification bodies, customers and other stakeholders.
Therefore, on the one hand, we are committed to engaging with the main and most accredited ESG Rating agencies in order to offer our stakeholders a third-party and independent evaluation of our commitment, and on the other hand to constantly adapt the organizational structures and methodologies to the best practices in the sector, obtaining the main international and sector certifications.
All Salcef Group’s Italian operating companies are registered on the EcoVadis platform. This independent and internationally accredited body provides assessments on the corporate social responsibility of companies operating in over 160 countries and more than 200 sectors. It also plays an important role in supplier evaluation for RFI, Salcef Group’s main customer.
In the 2021 scorecards, Salcef Group’s six companies subject to analysis scored two platinum medals – the maximum rating, corresponding to the top 1% of the best companies in the sector – and four gold medals – corresponding to the top 5% of the best companies in the sector.
Every company also improved on their 2020 scores and, in five out of six cases, also the medal awarded.
Salcef was awarded a BBB rating by MSCI on 28 December 2021, an improvement on its previous BB rating. MSCI ESG Research provides research, ratings and in-depth analyses on commercial practices linked to the environment, social and governance for thousands of companies worldwide.
The ratings are issued on the basis of public information and questionnaires sent to companies. Corporate transparency in communicating ESG performance is therefore an indispensable requirement to be included in the main ESG indices.