Indices and Ratings
Sistema uses independent tools for assessing the effectiveness of management practices and activities in the field of sustainable development, corporate responsibility and transparency, which are based on disclosure of non-financial information about the Corporation.
Since 2016, FTSE Russell, a global provider of stock market indices and data services for investors owned by the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has been including Sistema in its FTSE4Good Index designed to measure the performance of issuers demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices based on an analysis of more than 110 indicators related to corporate governance, anti-corruption labour standards, human rights & community, supply chain, climate change.
Following the June 2018 review, FTSE Russell upgraded the ESG rating of Sistema and confirmed its status as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
MOEX-RSPP sustainability indices
Since 2016, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) has been including Sistema as one of the leaders of its sustainable development, corporate responsibility and reporting indexes based on the quality of disclosure and key performance indicators related to sustainability and CSR of about 100 Russia's largest companies.
According to the indices release for 2018, Sistema made it again to Group A, which comprises Top 12 companies with the highest individual scores in the “Responsibility and Transparency” index, and its portfolio company MTS was included in the next leading group of 20 companies. The Corporation and MTS are also among the Top 24 companies in the “Sustainable Development Vector” index with a positive dynamics in the economic, social and environmental areas.
Since 1 April 2019, Moscow Exchange began calculating daily sustainability indices based on RSPP’s annual analysis of Russia’s largest companies demonstrating a robust ESG profile. The indices include companies that disclose the most complete information about their activity and show the greatest progress in the fields of sustainability and CSR compared to the previous year.
Social performance ranking
In 2018, AK&M Rating Agency included Sistema in the first social performance ranking of Russia's largest companies. The Corporation is ranked among the Top 15 best companies by social contribution per unit of environmental footprint, and the Top 20 companies for transparency in CSR and Sustainability issues. Sistema is No 4 in the manufacturing engineering, telecommunications, transportation and diversified businesses, while its portfolio company MTS leads the total ranking
Corporate transparency ranking
According to the 6th annual national research on corporate transparency of around 1000 largest Russian companies conducted in 2018 by the Russian Regional Network on Integrated Reporting, Sistema is in the Top 5 for transparency in private sector and in the Top 10 among Russia’s strategic companies, while its portfolio company MTS took the 3rd place among private businesses, having upgraded by more than 10 positions in the overall rating since last year. Sistema’s transparency level meets the disclosure practices according to international requirements and standards.
Corporate Governance Index
According to the latest issue of National Corporate Governance Index compiled by the Centre for corporate development TopCompetence with the support of the Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University and Moscow Exchange, Sistema and its subsidiary MTS are among the top 10 companies with the best disclosure of the observed principles of corporate governance.
Forbes Global Best Regarded Companies
Sistema PJSFC has been recognized one of 250 Best Regarded Companies 2018 among Forbes Global 2000 ranking participants. The Corporation is the only Russian private company, that received the highest total scores according to the independent evaluation of its reputation based on the following dimensions: “Trustworthiness/ Honesty”, “Social Conduct”, “Company as an Employer” and “Performance of the Product/ Services”.
CDP's Climate Score
In 2017, Sistema was for the first time assigned a D- score following the voluntary disclosure for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which is an average score among Russian companies that disclosed information on their impact on climate change according to CDP's methodology. A total of 18 out of the 40 largest Russian companies that received the request to provide relevant data to CDP's signatory investors submitted their reports on greenhouse gas emissions and climate issues management to this global disclosure system.
Sistema PJSFC led the annual federal ranking "Leaders of Corporate Charity – 2018". The Corporation, which had previously become the leader of the ranking in 2012, improved its position, rising from the 4th to the 1st place according to the research of Russian Donors Forum, PwC and Vedomosti newspaper, that covered 47 Russian and international companies with a revenue of more than RUB100 mln for 2017 and carrying out their charitable activities in the country.