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Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2021

UPDATED Timeline for companies eligible for index inclusion

Despite an increase in vaccinations in many countries, the COVID 19-crisis is far from over and still affecting many companies. The impact of this crisis is very visible in India, which is currently battling hundreds of thousands of new COVID-19 infections a day. S&P Global maintains ESG Research operations around the world. While a significant part of our senior ESG analysts are in Switzerland, many of our analytical and operational functions are located in other countries, including India.

Therefore, In order to continue to uphold our high standards for data quality, and to meet the increasing number of CSA deadline extension requests from companies, we have taken steps to extend the 2021 CSA deadline and the publication of CSA results. The new extended deadline for all companies invited in Group A below to submit the CSA is July 13th. In order to also allow companies invited for Group B more time to complete the CSA, the questoinnaire open date was pre-dated from June 1st to May 12th, the deadline for this group is unchanged.

The S&P Dow Jones Indices index committee, which is responsible for the governance of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), is currently assessing the impact of the delay to the CSA process on the rebalance of the DJSI. This decision also impacts the date your company can receive the CSA results (ESG Scores). Further information will be published shortly.

Group A: Companies invited for DJSI or S&P Japan 500 ESG

February 18, 2021 | Official invitation of eligible companies by email

If your company is invited in this group but has not participated in the CSA in the past and plans to participate this year, please reach out to the CSA helpline at csa@spglobal.com or +41 44 529 5160.

April 6, 2021 | Start of Online Questionnaire Process

Companies can access the 2021 industry questionnaires and set up online access rights for their teams.

July 13, 2021 | Submission Deadline

For companies invited for inclusion in DJSI or S&P Japan 500 ESG.

TO BE CONFIRMED | Announcement of 2021 CSA results and DJSI Members

Updated S&P Global ESG Scores for all assessed companies will be available on www.spglobal.com/esg/scores.

Check if your company is eligible for invitation in this group.

INVITATION LIST

Group B: Companies invited for S&P ESG Indices (except S&P Japan 500)

April 20, 2021 | Official invitation of eligible companies by email

If your company is invited in this group but has not participated in the CSA in the past and plans to participate this year, please reach out to the CSA helpline at csa@spglobal.com or +41 44 529 5160.

May 12, 2021 | Start of Online Questionnaire Process

Companies can access the 2021 industry questionnaires and set up online access rights for their teams.

August 3, 2021 | Submission Deadline

For companies invited for inclusion in other S&P ESG Indices (excluding S&P Japan 500).

TO BE CONFIRMED | Announcement of 2021 CSA results

The related S&P ESG indices have different rebalancing dates after the release of the CSA results. Updated S&P Global ESG Scores for all assessed companies will be available on www.spglobal.com/esg/scores/.

Check if your company is eligible for invitation in this group.

INVITATION LIST

Timeline for companies of interest to the broader investment community

Companies that are not eligible for inclusion in one or more DJSI or S&P ESG Indices. S&P Global will invite all companies whose sustainability performance is considered to be of interest to the broader investment community in the second half of the year. Alternatively, please contact the CSA Research team.


  • Sandeep Chandna Chief Sustainability Officer,
    Tech Mahindra, India
    “The S&P Global CSA is both our yardstick to measure how we ARE doing, and our lighthouse to know how we SHOULD BE. It helps us review, introspect and implement a strategy that impacts positively and creates a sustainable value for all our stakeholders”