The following third parties assess our sustainability performance and make the assessments on their own initiative; Sanoma is not responsible for their views.

MSCI ESG Rating Index: AA   

In 2021, Sanoma received a rating of AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. This means we are leading our industry in managing the most significant ESG risks and opportunities. MSCI ESG Rating aims to measure a company's resilience to long-term ESG risks. MSCI Inc. is one of the world’s largest providers of ESG Indexes.

ISS QualityScore 1 for ESG Governance

Sanoma Oyj has received an ISS QualityScore rating of “1” in ISS ESG's Governance category in May 2021. This score evaluates governance categories such as board structure, compensation, remuneration, shareholder rights and takeover defenses as well as audit and risk oversight. ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) evaluates companies on corporate governance, executive compensation, and sustainability.

Upright impact analysis: Net impact of Sanoma

Sanoma measures its Net impact using Upright Project’s net impact model. The model measures company’s positive and negative impacts on the society, knowledge, health, and environment. Upright enables smarter decision-making for investors, companies and governments by quantifying the net impact of companies. Sanoma’s net score is 2.1 with net positive scores on society and knowledge and slightly negative net scores on health and environment. 

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Climate Disclosure Project (CDP)

Sanoma has reported on corporate climate action through the non-profit Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) continuously from the year 2014 onwards, and was rated D (scale A-D) in 2020. Sanoma has also reported in the CDP Forests survey and was rated C in the Timber section.

Nasdaq ESG transparency badge

Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner

Sanoma shares (SAA1V) are traded on Nasdaq Helsinki. We aim to transparently report on our ESG metrics and as a result, have been certified as a Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner in 2021. This certification is a signal of market transparency and raising environmental standards.

Other third-party assessments

Sanoma is evaluated by Sustainalytics through an ESG Risk Rating.