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Our commitment to sustainable development


The Group's commitment to sustainable development underpins an approach of continuous improvement, in which initiatives are continued and intensified from year to year.

JCDecaux’s Sustainable Development Strategy and annual reports are available here:
 
JCDecaux established a content index table in accordance with the GRI G4 core criteria approach. This index presents the concordance between GRI G4 indicators and JCDecaux’s extra-financial information. It is available in the 2020 Universal Registration Document.
JCDecaux's commitment and performance are reviewed by extra-financial rating agencies as well as by fund managers and analysts specialising in Socially Responsible Investment.
 

Our commitment, transparency and results recognized by extra-financial rating agencies

JCDecaux responds and actively engages with three well-known and established extra-financial rating agencies. They are experts in their fields and constantly challenge us on making further progress, and integrating more deeply sustainability into everyday business. We are proud to be part of their indexes and rankings :
 
Score in 2021: A
(Industry average: C)
Score in 2021: AAAScore in 2021: 4.2/5Score in 2021: 71/100
JCDecaux has been responding to the CDP Climate Change since 2011. This agency evaluates our commitments, our policies and our results in terms of climate change.
In 2021, the Group maintained its “Leadership” level and is part of the prestigious List A, as in 2019.

This score remains significantly above the average score for companies in the industry (C) and much higher than most CDP-assessed companies, of those 74% get a score of C or D (all companies and industries combined).
 
Present in the index since 2013, JCDecaux responds each year to the MSCI.
In 2021, JCDecaux is once again maintained at its best score (AAA) on all environmental, social and governance criteria.

Triple A since 2018, JCDecaux is considered «Best in class» in the Media & Entertainment sector for achieving MSCI’s highest rating, with an overall rating of 6.2/10, well above the sector average of 4.5/10.

 
Since 2014, the Group has been included in the FTSE4Good index. The Group’s overall performance fell from 4.6/5 to 4.2/5 following a change in method raising the level of requirements for the rating of the environment theme (from 5/5 to 3/5). This new methodology had no impact on our ratings on Social (4.3/5) and Governance (4.7/5) themes.

The Group’s performance significantly outperforms
the Media sector average (2.5/5).


 
For the first time in 2021, the Group responded to the questionnaire, obtaining the gold medal with an overall score of 71/100.

This score is significantly higher than the rating of companies in the sector since only 3% obtain a rating higher than 65/100.