Benchmarks

Our sustainable performance is assessed in a number of benchmarks and compared to the performance of other organizations.
 

"There are several participants in the ‘banks and insurance’ sector with a high score. Achmea is ranked 12th out of 33."

The Dutch government is calling on companies to be transparent about their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. The Transparency Benchmarking of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (EA) shows how Dutch companies report on their CSR activities. In 2019, Achmea achieved a relative score of 55%, coming 65th out of the 487 largest companies in the Netherlands. Achmea came fifth among healthcare and general insurance companies.
 

Achmea ESG ranking by MSCI

In 2019, Achmea B.V received a rating of AA (on a scale of CCC-AAA) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

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Achmea 2019 sustainability assessment

Based on Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings, Achmea is assessed as being at low risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors. This is in part due to Achmea’s strong management of material ESG issues. Achmea has an overall ESG Risk Rating of 19.0 and is positioned 14th out of 252 companies in the Insurance Industry Group (6th percentile). Among its Diversified Insurance Services Subindustry, it is 4th out of 58 (6th percentile). Overall, Achmea BV belongs to the best performing companies in the industry and subindustry.

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Achmea achieves the highest score for strategy and governance in the PRI benchmark

Achmea Investment Management signed the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2007, committing to integrate sustainability criteria into our investment processes. The quality and scope of the way signatories to the PRI apply the Principles are assessed each year. In 2019, Achmea Investment Management received an excellent assessment, achieving an A or A+ in every requested module and investment category. The steady line of A+ assessments was maintained with the highest possible score of A+ for Strategy and Governance, the same as in 2018.

As an institutional investor and independent signatory of the PRI, Achmea is also assessed annually on the requested modules and investment categories and in 2019 achieved the highest possible score of A+ for Strategy and Governance. Achmea scored equal to or better than its peer group in all other measures.
 

Achmea comes third in the Benchmark for Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies in the Netherlands

The benchmark of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) is a key indicator for our sustainable investment performance. In 2019, Achmea came third in this benchmark. We aim to keep doing better in the coming years in order to maintain or improve on our top three position.
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