Annual report highlights globally active companies and the ESG issues
they faced that led to reputational, compliance, and financial risks
ZURICH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RepRisk, the leading provider of dynamic business intelligence on
environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, has released the
sixth edition of its Most Controversial Companies Report (MCC 2015),
which focuses on the companies that were most exposed to ESG risks in
Severe ESG risks in 2015 led to reputational, compliance and financial
risks – including major falls in stock prices, substantial product
recalls and record fines, and in some cases, the removal of a company’s
RepRisk’s MCC 2015 Report spotlights ESG issues faced by globally-active
companies, and was developed as part of RepRisk’s commitment to
providing transparency on ESG risks and encouraging companies to
systematically take into account such risks in their strategies and
The data for the report is based on information screened, analyzed, and
quantified by RepRisk’s proprietary research process from a wide range
of publicly available stakeholder and media sources.
The companies included in the report are headquartered in countries
around the world, including Brazil, China, Japan, the UK, and the US,
and span various sectors including banking, mining, industrial
transportation, food & beverage – and notably, the automotive sector,
which has four companies in the ranking.
Four of the companies made the ranking due to a major scandal or
disaster that took place in 2015. Three of the companies were already
included on RepRisk’s MCC 2014 list, and have again earned a place in
the MCC 2015 due to their systematic and ongoing risk exposure.
To read the full report click here.
RepRisk is a leading business intelligence provider, specializing in
environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk analytics and metrics.
Harnessing a proprietary, systematic framework that leverages
cutting-edge technology and hands-on human intelligence in 15 languages,
RepRisk curates and delivers dynamic risk information for an unlimited
universe of companies.
Since 2006, RepRisk has built and continues to grow the most
comprehensive ESG risk database that serves as a due diligence,
research, and monitoring tool in risk management, compliance, investment
management, corporate benchmarking, and supplier risk. The database
currently includes risk profiles for over 60,000 public and private
companies, 15,000 projects, as well as for every sector and country in
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, RepRisk serves clients worldwide
including global banks, insurance providers, investment managers, and
corporates, helping them to manage ESG and reputational risks in
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