Sacyr, leader in sustainability in Spain's infrastructure sector, according to Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating

  • This prestigious rating, developed by Sustainalytics, a Morningstar company, assesses the performance of companies based on ESG criteria: environmental, social, and corporate governance.
  • Sacyr ranks 4th place among construction and infrastructure companies internationally, and first among companies within the US$1.6 billion to US$1.8 billion market cap range.

Sacyr is the most sustainable company in the infrastructure and construction sector in Spain for the second consecutive year, according to Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Rating assessment.

Sacyr has improved its rank in this year’s edition of Sustainalytics and has situated itself in the ‘Negligible’ risk level (the lowest), managing to reduce risk by 2.1 points compared to the rating obtained in 2021, up to 18.7 points.

This rating assesses the sustainability performance of more than 12,000 companies internationally. The ESG criteria analyzed include environmental, social, and corporate governance aspects of companies

Sacyr ranks fourth out of the 306 infrastructure companies analyzed globally by this agency. It also ranks first place among companies within the US$1.6 billion to US$1.8 billion market cap range.

On a European level, Sacyr ranks third place, only behind Arcadis NV (Netherlands) and Instalco AB (Sweden).

Strategic focus

This assessment by Sustainalytics, one of the benchmark sustainability agencies, endorses the roadmap set in the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.

This plan positions Sacyr as an industry leader with a sustainable and innovative value proposal, which supports the development of the societies where it operates and contributes to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.

More than 350 indicators

ESG risk ratings, (Environmental, social, and corporate governance) are backed by more than 350 indexes (depending on the sub-sector) and 1,300 data points.

Sustainalytics ESG risk ratings include more than 12,000 companies and the majority of the principal international indexes. Its rating framework is backed by 20 material ESG issues, with detailed information about 138 sub-sectors.

Morningstar Sustainalytics is a leading research, rating, and ESG data company, which supports investors all around the world in the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies.

Also in FTSE4Good 

In addition, Sacyr is part of the FTSE3GOOD sustainability index since 2015, which recognizes company efforts regarding environmental, social, and corporate governance matters. Sacyr has obtained a 3.9 rating out of 5 (compared to 3.3 in 2021).

This way, Sacyr is situated in the 95th percentile, meaning its rating in the three assessment aspects (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is highly superior to the average in the ‘Industry’ sector, and in the ‘Heavy Construction’ sub-sector.

FTSE4GOOD is a stock market index created by the London Stock Exchange that measures several environment, human rights, community impact, market behavior, human resources, and corporate governance-related criteria.

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