The relevance analysis inquires whether the report discloses information on topics identified as relevant for the company, industry and country. Issues have been selected from an inside-out and outside-in perspective, using the RepRisk ESG Risk Platform, the Materiality Map™ of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the GAPFRAME of Business School Lausanne. Read more about the methodology.
On average, all sectors score around 55%, with ‘other service providers’ scoring the highest with 74% and real estate scoring lowest with 33%.
Average industry score
- Other service providers 74%
- Construction builders suppliers 70%
- Financial services 66%
- Chemistry & pharmaceuticals 64%
- Retail & wholesale trade 64%
- Gastronomy & hotels 61%
- Mobility, transport & logistics 59%
- Medical & electrical engineering 58%
- Machine industry 53%
- Manufacturing industry 48%
- Insurance services 45%
- Energy supply & distribution 40%
- Food & beverage sector 35%
- Real estate 33%
Critical press articles about the company, on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG), identified via the RepRisk ESG Risk Platform
Relevant country issues, identified via the GAPFRAME, which translates the Sustainable Development Goals into 24 issues relevant to all nations and businesses.
A sustainability report must mention critical or negative press articles on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) to increase trust.
No critical article was found for 75 companies. Among the remaining 26 companies that faced critical issues,
– none disclosed information about all cases;
– 15 companies (58% of affected companies) reported on some cases and
– 11 companies (42% of affected companies) did not address any case.
Companies should consider to assess the relevance of critical industry issues to the company.
Among the 101 analysed companies, about 3 out of 4 companies address at least 50% of the industry issues, including 6 who covered all issues. The remaining quarter covers less than 50% of the issues, including one, that has not reported on any issue relevant to its particular industry.
According to the GAPFRAME, critical issues for Switzerland are: biodiversity, carbon quotient, clean energy, equal opportunity, oceans and sustainable consumption. Companies should consider to assess the relevance of these issues to the company.
Among the 101 analysed companies, 5 companies cover all Swiss country issues in their sustainability report. Two thirds of the analysed reports address at least 50% of the country issues. Out of the remaining 30 companies that cover less than 50% of the issues, there is one company that has not reported on any critical country issue.