Positive feedback from sustainability ratings

In 2021, NORMA Group again received independent feedback from rating agencies on its performance in the area of CR. The questions asked of NORMA Group in this context are based on the most important sustainability indicators from the areas of environment, social affairs and corporate governance. As a rule, NORMA Group is required to be able to substantiate its commitment to sustainability with documents and certificates. The results of the ratings are primarily used by two stakeholder groups: customers and financial market players.

NORMA Group’s performance in sustainability ratings


Sustainability ratings

Score 2020

Score 2021


Score: C


Score: B-



Score: 80 aus 100

Platin Standard

Score: 76 of 100

Platin Standard


Score: C+

Prime Status

Score: C+

Prime Status


Score: AA

Score: A

Sustainalytics (standard report)

Risk Score: 16.7 of 100

Low Risk

Risk Score: 14.6 of 100

Low Risk

Sustainalytics (Score-Log report (2019 methodology))

Risk Score: 16.6 of 100

Management Score: 67.7

Risk Score: 13.8 of 100

Management Score: 73.8


The feedback received by NORMA Group was again positive in 2021. The CR measures received consistently good to very good ratings from the rating agencies.

For NORMA Group, the positive results mean a confirmation of its long-term approach to CR. At the same time, the Company is using the feedback to continuously develop its organization.

Improved loan terms through progress in sustainability management

For the first time, NORMA Group set up a loan in 2019 that contained a sustainability component to partially refinance its business activities. The sustainability component links the terms of refinancing to NORMA Group’s CR commitment. By further demonstrably improving its sustainability performance, NORMA Group gains access to more favorable loan conditions.

The evaluation of the Sustainalytics rating agency serves as the basis for assessing the sustainability performance. It assesses NORMA Group holistically in various sustainability categories such as corporate governance, climate management and human rights. While the rating methodology for the standard Sustainalytics report is evolving, the methodology for the sustainability component of the loan remains largely unchanged compared to the base year 2019 and thus ensures comparability for the term of the loan.

NORMA Group was able to achieve the targeted improvement in its management score In 2020 and maintain it in 2021 as well.

With a loan term of up to seven years, the inclusion of the sustainability component in refinancing is an important step toward integrating sustainability aspects into NORMA Group’s core business in the long term. Further information on refinancing can be found on NORMA Group’s website www.normagroup.com.


These contents are part of the Non-financial Group Report and were subject to a separate limited assurance examination.