Extra-financial ratings and reporting

The Group attaches great importance to its extra-financial ratings and strives to obtain ratings that best reflects its sustainability actions.

Every year, Societe Generale’s achievements in sustainability are subject to extra-financial reporting, verified by statutory auditors. The Group’s sustainability approach is also evaluated by extra-financial rating agencies. These ratings help the bank to benchmark its efforts compared to its peers and help our stakeholders to take informed choices.

What are extra-financial ratings?

The extra-financial rating is an evaluation of the company based on criteria beyond pure financial performance: respect for the environment, social and societal values, governance, etc.

After extra-financial ratings in the first quartile in 2020, Societe Generale has further strengthened these extra-financial ratings in 2021, demonstrating leadership positions across economic, environmental and social dimensions:

*MSCI ESG Research provides MSCI ESG Ratings on global public and a few private companies on a scale of AAA (leader) to CCC (laggard),  according to exposure to industry-specific ESG risks and the ability to manage those risks relative to peers. Learn more about MSCI ESG ratings.
**2020 rating for 2 years. 
***Upgrade in February 2022. Rating scale from 0 to 100 (the lower the better). 

Note: Number of companies in each agency universe: MSCI - 190 banks; S&P Global CSA – 242 banks; Sustainalytics- 415 banks; Moody's ESG - 4,952 companies; ISS ESG - 285 banks.


A key player in sustainable development

Societe Generale is currently included in the main sustainability indices:

  • DJSI (Europe)
  • FTSE4Good (Global and Europe)
  • Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
  • Refinitiv Diversity and Inclusion Index
  • Euronext Vigeo (Europe and Eurozone)
  • STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices
  • MSCI Low Carbon Leaders Index (World and Europe)

The Group is also present in a significant number of SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) funds.

A dedicated area for extra-financial analysts

Visit our publications and documents page for all the available documents relating to the commitments of Societe Generale group with regards to social, societal and environmental responsibility and sustainable development.

Reporting methodology

Every year, Societe Generale performs a quantitative evaluation of its CSR key performance indicators. The CSR and Sustainable Development department is responsible for collecting data in the following fields: governance, businesses, social, environment and sponsorship. More than 1,500 contributors take part in collecting this data every year using the Planethic Reporting system, established in each of the Group’s subsidiaries.

Download the Note on methodology