Sustainability: MSCI upgrades Atlantia’s rating to “AA”
CET 10.54 Rome, 26 August 2022 - The international rating agency MSCI ESG Ratings, which operates to monitor around 2,800 companies on the sustainability and governance practices implemented, has further upgraded Atlantia’s rating from “BBB” to “AA”. This upgrade has allowed Atlantia to be ranked among the 4 top companies in the world in the ‘Transportation Infrastructure’ sector of the MSCI ACWI index (which monitors thousands of stocks in 48 different countries).
Among the main reasons for the rating upgrade, we find the Group's ability to minimize the impact of its activities on biodiversity, through efficient and sustainable planning of land use methods and through the adoption of good practices for dealing with the different regional contexts. Significant progress was also made in the Governance field. In April 2022, Atlantia was the first Italian company, and one of the few in the world, to submit the decarbonisation plan of its activities to the vote of the shareholders, with the aim of eliminating direct CO2 emissions by 2040. Over 98% of shareholders approved the climate action plan.
Over the last few weeks, Atlantia’s ESG rating has also been upgraded from C + to B + by Refinitiv, thus becoming one of the top 5 players (out of 110 companies) in the ‘Transport Infrastructure Companies’ sector.
Furthermore, the company confirmed its presence in the FTSE4Good index, being part of the 10% of ESG companies in the ‘Industrial Goods and Services’ segment, and in the MIB ESG index, which includes the 40 Italian companies listed on the Stock Exchange most committed to taking concrete and measurable actions to include social and environmental sustainability and good governance practices in their activities and along the value chain.