Sustainability indexes

Telefónica’s economic, environmental and social performance is evaluated by numerous organisations, such as the rating agencies, which in turn provide information to the socially responsible investing entities (SRI).

Telefónica makes a strong showing in the world’s main sustainability indices: Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), FTSE4Good, Sustainalytics , Vigeo, OEKOM, Morgan Stanley’s MSCI, Goldman Sachs’s GS Sustain, among others. Likewise, we should also highlight our position in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), focussed on climate change.

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – RobecoSAM, Switzerland

    For the DJSI, “corporate sustainability is a business approach that seeks to create long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks derived from economic, environmental and social developments.”
     Telefónica is one of the leading telecommunications companies in the world by sustainability criteria with a rating 31 percentage points higher than the average for the sector, according to the DJSI. In its most recent evaluation, the RobecoSAM rating agency gives us a score of 84 out of 100.
    In the economic dimension, Telefónica stands out particularly for its innovation, its risk management and its privacy protection. In the environmental dimension, the company has achieved the highest score in strategy for climate change and electromagnetic fields. In the social dimension, Telefónica stands out for its contribution to citizenship, its labour practice indicators and for human rights.

  • FTSE4Good Index – Evalueserve, United Kingdom

    The FTSE4Good Index analyses the evolution of the companies in what is known as the ESG factors (Environmental, Social and good Governance).
    Present in the index for more than ten years, Telefónica went from 4.4 to 4.7 points out of a maximum of 5, in the latest edition. In addition, it improved the percentage in its sector going from 91 to 95.
    It is worth noting the evolution of our performance in the environmental aspects of the supply chain and in fiscal transparency, where we got 5 points compared to 4 from the previous year.

  • Sustainalytics - Holland


    The firm  investigates and evaluates the environmental, social and corporate governance issues (ESG) or extra- financial criteria internationally . Telefonica has achieved a score of 77 out of a total of 100 , which places it among the top five telecommunications companies in a sector sustainability , according to the assessment of Sustainalytics . The top rated aspects of  the company are ethical, freedom of association and philanthropy. 

  • Oekom – Oekom research, Germany

    The firm analyses over 100 criteria, selected specifically for each industry, about the social and environmental performance of companies..
    Telefónica has a rating of B- Premium in the most recent analysis by Oekom (C+ the previous year), which means that our performance is good on a scale which goes from D- (poor) to A+ (excellent). The agency also gives us a B- rating for the social and environmental aspects.

  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) - United Kingdom

    CDP shows 827 institutional investors with assets worth 100 billion dollars, transparency and performance of companies on climate change.
    For the third year in a row Telefónica is part of the CDP “A List” leading companies because of its strategy and transparent management regarding the risks and opportunities associated to climate change with a long-term vision. The company is one of the nine Telcos that appear in this global level ranking, and the only Spanish one.
    CDP has four levels –from D to A- to rank companies based on these four aspects: disclosure, awareness, management and leadership.