Corporate Responsibility

Overview

Integrity and trust are at the core of what we do. As a Group we have, from the outset, operated under the banner of 'my word is my bond'. That overriding principle is still relevant today as a provider of trusted, reliable, independent and user neutral services. We recognise the role we play in international markets. This role encapsulates not only commercial and performance objectives but also environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities.

In line with the growth of our business on an increasingly international scale, our approach to corporate responsibility was recently enhanced, with the launch of the Group’s ESG Reporting Guidance and the Global Sustainable Investment Centre. In addition, we engage regularly with the regulators and contribute actively to the industry-led debates on ESG disclosure and sustainable finance. These are consistent with our wider geographic presence and as an acknowledgement of the strategic role of corporate responsibility in ensuring the Group act as a good corporate citizen in the communities in which we operate.

For more information about our Group Corporate Responsibility strategy and initiatives, please see our latest Corporate Responsibility Report.

Our accreditations

Our ESG practices are measured by a variety of assessments including performance indices and benchmarks. These assessments provide useful input to benchmark against global best practices and to plan for improvements in our sustainability approach. For further information on our accreditations, please refer to page 33 of our CR Report.

FTSE4Good

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to identify companies that meet globally recognised ESG standards. London Stock Exchange Group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. In 2016, we obtained an ESG Rating Absolute Score of 4.5, out of 5.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

DJSI tracks the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. London Stock Exchange Group is its constituent, and received a total sustainability company score of 69 in 2016, ranking top 83rd percentile.

CDP

CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. We were scored in the 'leadership' bracket for the third year running, highlighting the steps LSEG has taken which represent best practice in the field of environmental management.