Sustainability Ratings & Awards

Aegon works closely with a number of sustainability rating agencies, who regularly assess our performance. We have also received a number of independent awards for our performance in various aspects of sustainability.

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Aegon's 2016 Sustainability Ratings in an infographic

Our ratings in detail

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Robeco Sam 2016 Sustainability Award for Aegon

In 2016, with a slight decrease of 1 point, Aegon's score of 82 compared to an industry average of just 50. With this score, Aegon outperformed 90% of the companies in its sector. Aegon received a Bronze Class distinction in the 2016 RobecoSAM Sustainability Awards (based on 2015 results).

We retained our place in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a 17th successive year, as well as the Dow Jones Sustainability European Index. Our performance rating is in band 'C'.

FTSE4Good Logo Aegon has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index since 2001. The FTSE4Good Index Series recognizes the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Aegon scores 3.8 on scale of 0-5. This puts us in the top 5% of companies.
CSR Hungary Award In November 2014, Aegon was awarded the CSR Hungary Award. This is the most prestigious professional recognition in Hungary, rewarding the most remarkable responsible and sustainable initiatives, products, services and projects. Entries were assessed by an external audit firm, and a committee of nine professionals.
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We have maintained our 'AA'rating for the last four years with US-based MSCI, a provider of equity, fixed income and hedge fund stock market indexes. Globally, MSCI rank Aegon 8th in the Life and Health Insurance sector, and our responsible investment score of 10 puts us in the top 2% of companies.

MSCI say: "Aegon is converting opportunities presented by underserved markets in the US, Eastern Europe, and India through product offerings aimed at low income customers via new distribution channels. Strong training programs, channels for employee feedback and variable compensation assist the company in maintaining engagement and retain talent during times of restructures and redundancies. Aegon is not involved in any major controversies related to its ESG impact."

In 2016, global responsible investment research firm Sustainalytics scored Aegon 74 point out of 100. This was an improvement on our 2015 and 2014 scores of 73 and 68 respectively. This qualifies us for an outperformer rating. Our industry ranking will be available shortly.
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Oekom research AG is one of the world's leading rating agencies. Oekom rates Aegon 'C Prime' on a scale of D- to A+. Our rating is in line with most of our leading peers.
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The Euronext-Vigeo indices include companies with the most advanced performance in corporate responsibility, including environmental and social issues, and corporate governance. Aegon is a member of NYSE Euronext Vigeo's Europe 120, Eurozone 120 and Benelux 20 indexes of leading sustainability performers.

The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) works to create a sustainable capital market, a market that considers not only financial criteria but also non-financial, social and environmental criteria. In 2015, Aegon moved up one position from 2014, to rank 5th in the Netherlands, in VDBO's Benchmark of Insurance Companies.

In 2016, Aegon was also the highest ranking financial services company in the VBDO's Tax Transparency Benchmark, and the 5th highest of all listed companies in The Netherlands.

 Dutch Ministery of Affairs logo The Dutch Transparency benchmark (Transparantiebenchmark ), carried out by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. We are first in our sector, and 12th in the Netherlands as a whole. Further details >
We report our environmental performance every year to CDP. In 2015, our CDP 'disclosure score' was 97 (out of 100), up from 69 points in 2013. This puts us in performance band 'C'.

updated November 13, 2013

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