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External ratings
At BAE Systems we are proud not just of what we do but how we do it. We use external ratings agencies to measure how effective our programmes are and identify areas that we can look to improve. Below you will find information on how we scored with just some of those ratings agencies.

CDP

In 2018, BAE Systems received a score of C (awareness level) in the CDP Climate Change questionnaire. Companies at Awareness level have started to implement changes to business strategy, reducing emissions or identifying risks and opportunities.
 

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

In September 2018, BAE Systems was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability European Index for 2018, maintaining its position on a respected benchmark for corporate sustainability for the sixth consecutive year.
 

Transparency International Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index

During 2015, Transparency International ranked BAE Systems as a category B company within its Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index for our publicly available information and a category A company for our public and internally available information.
 
The index provides an analysis of what the 163 biggest defence companies around the world do and fail to do to prevent corruption. The study grades companies from A to F. For more information on the index visit the Transparency International site at http://companies.defenceindex.org/

 

Transparency International Corporate Political Engagement Index

During 2015, Transparency international ranked BAE Systems as a category C company within its Corporate Political Engagement Index for our publicly available information and a cattegory B company for our public and internally available infomration.
 
The index assesses the public reporting practices of the 40 largest companies in the FTSE 100 Index in relation to their political engagement. Each company is ranked from Band A (highest) to F (lowest) using publicly available information. For more information on the index visit the Transparency International site at http://www.transparency.org.uk/publications/corporate-political-engagement-index-2015/