- For this edition of the Yearbook, S&P evaluated more than 9,300 companies on a global level and selected the 759 most outstanding for their handling of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
- Grupo SURA's inclusion reflects its sustainability management and that of its subsidiaries, Suramericana and SURA Asset Management, along with their companies in Latin America.
- Grupo SURA has been included in this publication year after year since 2010.
This Wednesday, the ratings firm, S&P Global published the 2024 edition of its Sustainability Yearbook, in which Grupo SURA was included as one of the 759 leading organizations in sustainability.
"Sustainable profitability is Grupo SURA's strategic objective, so for us it is essential to continue identifying practices and processes that allow us to contribute to a more harmonious level of development for society while securing a return that exceeds the cost of capital. Participating in these evaluations allows us to gain learnings in order to move ahead with this purpose," concluded María Mercedes Barrera, Corporate Citizenship Manager of Grupo SURA.
In this annual publication, S&P recognized the top 15% of companies with the best sustainability performance on a global level in each of the industries that make up the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). Each edition of the Yearbook is compiled based on the results of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) for the immediately preceding year.
In its 2023 CSA, Grupo SURA scored higher than 98% of the companies from its own sector, with 67 points out of a total of 100. This allowed us to be the only Latin American company from the Diverse Financial Services segment to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, in addition to remaining in the Emerging Markets and Pacific Alliance MILA indexes.
Grupo SURA's inclusion in these indexes and in the Sustainability Yearbook acknowledges the management and good performance of all the companies that make up the SURA Business Group. Among the most outstanding issues are: the quantification of the baseline of financed emissions as part of our decarbonization strategy; the inclusion of underwriting policies incorporating ESG criteria; human talent attraction and retention practices, the strengthening of the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy, the work carried out for preventing harassment and a sound Ethics and Corporate Governance System, among others.
"At Grupo SURA we consider having been included in this year´s S&P Sustainability Yearbook as a reflection of our commitment to the way we do business that takes into account the impacts of our decisions on all stakeholders. It is also an opportunity for identifying practices and opportunities that shall allow us to strengthen our handling of economic, social, human and natural capital in an integrated manner, based on the most demanding global standards," stated Gonzalo Pérez, Chief Executive Officer of Grupo SURA.