Corporate sustainability management is increasingly viewed as a key management theme every corporation must pursue, and investors pay close attention ever to the sustainability performance of the investee companies.GSIA ( Global Sustainable Investment Alliance )
KCGS has conducted evaluation of corporate governance since 2003 based on a high level of transparency and expertise. In 2011, it adopted annual ESG evaluation adding social responsibility and environmentally responsible management to measure the level of sustainable management by the listed companies in Korea.
Through ESG evaluation, KCGS aims to help listed companies understand where they are in sustainability management and seek improvement where necessary. The ESG evaluation model has been developed by KCGS independently, not only aligned with international standards such as the OECD principles on corporate governance and ISO26000, but also faithfully reflective of legal and management circumstances in Korea.
Corporate disclosure (e.g. business reports, sustainability reports, and website), materials such as from regulatory bodies and municipalities, and media coverageAbout 900 listed companies are evaluated.
More than 900 raw data are collected per company.
Is a system in place to minimize ESG risks?13 Major Categories, 237 Core Evaluation Criteria
Is there any ESG-related issue likely to degrade corporate value?38 Core Evaluation Criteria
Adopt various data verification methods for accurate evaluation
Two-way feedback via a web-based evaluation system
KCGS evaluates all the KOSPI-listed companies and selected KOSDAQ companies. Initial evaluation is performed based on publicly available data and the evaluated companies can provide their feedback on our website dedicated to ESG evaluation, where detailed information regarding evaluation is available including evaluation results, evaluation model and guidelines, and revision history.
KCGS has designed trust marks for ESG ratings so as to help investors easily recognize ratings and support the evaluated companies to make use of the rating result in their public relations activities.
The marks and banners provided below may be used in the companies’ website and publicity materials.
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