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05/03/2018

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Anthony Swain

Switzerland Top50 (2016-2017)

Getting left behind? CSR communications in Switzerland undermined by low transparency

The 7th edition of the Swiss CSROA research, covered exclusively in Bilanz, reports on the current state of sustainability communications in Switzerland.

Our CSROA research is comprises of 4 international rankings: Europe 100, Germany Top 30 and Italy Top 100.

CSROA 2016-2017

7th European edition
254 companies in all of Europe
57 companies ranked in Switzerland
40.9  average score in Europe (+3.8 points from previous edition)
1800+ stakeholders interviewed

CSR communications and the transparency gap

The performance of Swiss companies in the 7th edition of the CSR Online Awards is undermined by a lack of transparency, an issue that has not improved since our previous edition of the research two years ago.

Top performers in Switzerland

The top of the ranking of 57 leading Swiss companies remains little changed from the past. Nestlé maintains its dominance in the top spot (63.5 points), comfortably beating Roche (55.25) and Credit Suisse (52.5) into 2nd and 3rd place respectively. But the wider picture is marred by the fact that a majority of the companies we studied don’t meet basic levels of non-financial transparency on environmental, social and governance topics, either online or in formal reports.

Two macro trends stood out in the world of sustainability communications in Switzerland today:

The performance of Swiss companies in the 7th edition of the CSR Online Awards is undermined by a lack of transparency, an issue that has not improved since our previous edition of the research two years ago.

James Osborne, Head of Sustainability, Lundquist

Boosting transparency is on sustainability remains a headache for the Swiss

The biggest worry for Swiss companies is a failure to close the gap with the rest of Europe in terms of transparency on environmental, social and governance topics. While sustainability reporting is standard practice for the biggest Swiss corporations, we rejected 13 companies for not having a structured reporting process in place – a quarter of the listed companies we considered in Switzerland

Swiss companies improve in engagement

There seems to be a concerted effort by the best Swiss companies to use digital to build an open and regular relation with stakeholders. Compared to our benchmark of top European companies, Swiss companies fared best in the Ongoing and Social pillars where what matters is using digital to generate dialogue and to show responsiveness to questions, comments and the wider debate.

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CSR Online Awards 2016-2017

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