Report for Issuers

This service allows you to access EthiFinance ESG Ratings details on your company and to download your ESG assessment reports.

Methodological Note

Interested in the EthiFinance ESG Ratings methodology, the scoring elements, the French and European benchmarks?

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your questions about the Report for Issuers service, in complete transparency.

The Issuer Reports can be used as a tool to manage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) internally:

  • They can be used to report on the level of CSR at a point in time to various stakeholders.
  • They can be used to evaluate the implementation of policies, tools, or measures, and compare performance over several years within the company.
  • Finally, they allow us to identify areas that can be improved in terms of CSR.

Our clients are mainly investors in the Paris area who focus on SRI. They use our ratings in their management decisions.

The results are communicated only to the assessed company and to our investor clients.

Every year, we update our questionnaire to ensure that it is aligned with the regulations in place and with the expectations of all stakeholders. In 2023, there were no major changes.

However, in 2022, EthiFinance ESG Ratings conducted a historic overhaul of its rating framework to better understand the rising environmental and social issues as well as the new regulatory requirements.

Improvements to the EthiFinance ESG Ratings methodology include:

  • The adoption of a rating system that evolves according to the size of the company being assessed
  • The integration of a controversy score into the overall score
  • Consideration of rising issues and regulatory expectations

You will find more information in the methodological note that you can download from our website.

Once the pre-collection has been carried out by our teams, you will automatically be contacted by email and invited to amend the questionnaire with the URL of the platform. Once on the platform, you will be asked to enter your email address (if it is not recognised, please contact our teams). An email with an authentication link will then be sent to you. Click on this link and you will be connected to the platform.
Access to the EthiFinance ESG Ratings platform is open for a period of 3 weeks from the date of receipt of the first email.

Assessments are made using a questionnaire. Once a year, we analyze the company's public documentation to pre-fill the questionnaire. After the quality stages, we systematically contact the company so it can amend the questionnaire with information not publicly available. Our goal is to ensure that the ESG questionnaire gives the most accurate picture possible of how the company is addressing environmental, social and governance issues.

EthiFinance ESG Ratings provides its investor clients with ESG assessments of listed European SMEs. These evaluated companies constitute EthiFinance ESG Ratings' "coverage". A company can therefore be evaluated for these reasons:

  • France: CAC All-Tradable (239 values at 01/17/2023) and historical coverage
  • Europe (Excluding France) :
    • Companies listed and headquartered in developed European markets as defined by MSCI
    • Capitalization over EUR 150 million
    • More than EUR 75 million in free float
    • Addition of companies not corresponding to these criteria but present in the FTSE 100, IBEX 35 or DAX at 12/31/2022