Standard Ethics Indices are a benchmark to measure, over time, the appreciation in financial markets of the principles and guidelines from the European Union, the OECD and the United Nations on sustainability, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility issues.
The sustainability score is applied, therefore, companies more compliant with those international guidelines weigh more in the indices.
Open Free Sustainability Index
Standard Ethics Indices are totally "Open Free". The methodology of selecting the components and the weights are public and easy to understand. In fact, the indices are freely usable as a benchmark in CSR and SRI, as reputational risk indicators and also be compared against their market cap based counterparts.