The annual FTSE Russell Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Ratings have been published and Aspen has been included as a constituent member in the global FTSE4Good Index Series for the first time.
Jeanette Englund Aspen Group Risk Sustainability Manager said, “We are delighted to be included in the global FTSE4Good Index Series for the first time. Results from the June 2020 assessment indicate that Aspen’s overall score improved significantly from 3.7 to 4.5 out of a possible 5. Inclusion in this Index Series has also resulted in Aspen being positioned in the Top 30 of the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index as published at the end of June 2020. These outcomes are attributable to the committed team who have collaborated to ensure that Aspen’s ESG related strategies and programmes and related disclosures meet the expectations of various ESG stakeholders.”
FTSE Russell uses the FTSE4Good Index Series as a multi-dimensional measure of the performance of companies demonstrating strong ESG exposure and practices. It provides the investment community with a tool for portfolio design and management to investigate ESG criteria, or as a framework for corporate engagement and stewardship.
Reg Hamman, Aspen’s newly appointed Group Corporate Services Officer, congratulated the team on the inclusion and score improvement. He said, “This achievement sets the bar very high for future years KPIs and I’m confident that we can continue to strive to score admirably in the FTSE4Good Index Series.”
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Aspen Pharmacare Holdings has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.