Our sustainability performance has been disclosed in or received recogniton by a number of external corporate ratings and indices, including:


‘Double A’ for forests and water security and A- for climate change


CDP ‘Double A’ score for forests and water security and A- score for climate change, from a field of nearly 15,000 companies rated.

'AAA' Rating


MSCI ESG Rating top AAA score for strong resilience to enviromental, social and governance risks

Prime status


ISS ESG Corporate Rating highest sector-specific score for ESG performance

Ranked #1 in Paper & Forestry Industry


Sustainalytics top score out of 81 countries ranked in Paper & Forestry Industry (October 2021)

Member of V.E. Indices

V.E. Indices

Member of the following V.E. Indices:

  • World 1020
  • Europe 120
  • UK 20


Top 1% globally


Platinum status in EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ratings

Highest level score in Paper Sector

Transition Pathway Initiative

Top level climate change score by Transition Pathway Initiative

  • Management Quality: Level 4 rating
  • Carbon performance aligned with Paris Pledges

Member of Top 30 Index

FTSE/JSE Top 30 Index

Member of the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 Index for stocks with highest ESG ratings in South Africa

Member of FTSE4Good Index Series


Member of Index Series demonstrating strong ESG practices

Industry-leading sustainability reporting

WBCSD Reporting Matters

'Top performer' in the annual member ranking of sustainability reports by WBCSD Reporting Matters and Radley Yeldar