Today Euronext Brussels launched the BEL® ESG, a new share index identifying and tracking 20 listed companies within the BEL® 20 and the BEL® Mid indices that demonstrate the best Environment, Social and Governance (“ESG”) practices. The BEL® ESG Index aims to help investors identify companies that are leading the way to a more sustainable future by combining economic performance with ESG considerations.
bpost has put forward an ambitious ESG strategy, based on five pillars, covering both Environmental and Social sustainability:
- Health & safety first
- Be a career lifter
- Diversity, equity & inclusion
- Decarbonize the e-commerce supply chain
- Re-use and re-cycle as part of a circular economy
Designed in partnership with Sustainalytics, a leading provider of ESG research, ratings and data, the BEL® ESG is fully compliant with the Belgian Central Labelling Agency’s ‘Towards Sustainability’ label, a high-quality standard for sustainable financial products such as indices and funds. bpost sa has been rated by Sustainalytics since 2017 and obtained a “Low Risk” ESG Risk Rating in 2022.
Philippe Dartienne, Chief Executive Officer a.i. bpostgroup commented: “I’m extremely proud about the fact that today bpost has been selected to be part of the new BEL® ESG Index. It proves that our ESG efforts are well recognized and appreciated. Best and better environmental, social and governance practices are an integral part of our strategy and remain a fundamental priority going forward. We must play an active role in driving social change and our ambition is to become an industry benchmark for sustainability. ”