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Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2021

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 decided to make adjustments to the 2021 CSA timeline.

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.

November 12, 2021 | Announcement of 2021 CSA Scores 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 Corporate Engagement team 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).

November 12, 2021 | Announcement of 2021 CSA Scores

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 invited all companies whose sustainability performance is considered to be of interest to the broader investment community. Invitations were sent out from June to September. If your company is on the CSA invitation list below, but you did not receive an invitation email, please reach out to the Corporate Engagement team at csa@spglobal.com to designate a company representative that we can contact regarding the review of your company's ESG assessment.

If your company chooses a Core CSA –with around 70 questions– you can start completing it by December 1, 2021. For a Full CSA –with around 100 questions–, you can inform the Corporate Engagement team at any time, and the questionnaire will be opened for you within 48 hours.

For both options, you have time until mid-January 2022 to submit your answers. The results will be available by the end of March 2022 or sooner, but in no case prior to November 12.

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

INVITATION LIST

  • 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”