External assessment

SRI, Ranking and Indices

In 2015, Vivendi renewed its listing on the main SRI (Socially Responsible Investments) indices: the FTSE4Good Global and FTSE4Good Europe (FTSE), the Global and Europe Ethibel Excellence (Ethibel) investment register, the Thomson Reuters CRI Europe ESG Index (Thomson Reuters), the EuroNext Vigeo France 20, World 120, Eurozone 120 and Europe 120 (Vigeo), and several indices established by Stoxx.

In the Global 100, Vivendi ranks number eleven among the French companies, and is the only French media company in the ranking (January 2016). Out of 4,353 global variables, the Global 100 identifies the 100 companies with a “best in class” CSR approach and strong financial performance. Vivendi was also ranked second among the European companies in the media sector by the extra -financial rating agency Vigeo (January 2015). In 2013, Vivendi was positioned third in the latest ranking of the companies in the CAC 40 in relation to taking into account the “Children’s Rights and Business Principles”, established in 2012 by UNICEF, the United Nations Global Compact and the Save the Children NGO .

The Group also responds each year to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP – an international organization that publishes an annual report on the integration of climate change in the strategies of the world’s 50 largest companies).


Vivendi’s CSR approach was applauded by the Worldwide Movement for Human Rights (FIDH), which, in November 2014, added Vivendi to its Libertés et Solidarité socially responsible investment fund (Sicav), a fund managed by Banque Postale Asset Management since 2001. In particular, FIDH recognized “the innovative efforts undertaken by Vivendi to understand, measure and improve its impact on human rights.” FIDH noted that “establishing and reporting on indicators measuring the impact on human rights of the content distributed by Vivendi is especially innovative.” FIDH also encourages Vivendi to continue its efforts and to pursue its policy in relation to dialog.

Pascale Thumerelle, Vivendi’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Vice President, has been selected for the Global Diversity List. First established by The Economist in 2015, this list recognizes figures from the public and private sectors and professional networks that have distinguished themselves worldwide through their commitment to and efforts on behalf of diversity.


External Auditors Report

Since 2012, and according to French Grenelle II law, a full chapter on societal, social and environmental information is included into the Group’s Annual Report. This information is annually reviewed by one of Vivendi’s Satutory Auditors and lead to an attestation and limited assurance report.

Before, and during the past nine years, Vivendi’s Acivity and Sustainable Development Reports hab been examined and reported on by one of Vivendi’s Auditors, regarding the procedures implemented by the group to report, validate and consolidate social and environmental performance indicators, with verification of a selection of indicators.

Attestation and Limited Assurance Report by one of the Statutory Auditors (for the 2015 societal, social and environnemental information)

2015 Reporting Methodology