Groupe FDJ, operator of France’s national lottery, has been graded A1+ for sustainability by Moody’s ESG Solutions, attaining the rating for the fourth consecutive year.
FDJ has been ranked 15th among 5,000 companies tracked worldwide by Moody’s, a rating agency that supplies environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessments and data.
The rating ranks FDJ first within the hospitality, leisure and services sector, which is made up of 45 international companies, including gambling operators.
Stéphane Pallez, Chairwoman and CEO of Groupe FDJ, commented: “Obtaining an A1+ sustainability rating from Moody’s ESG Solutions is a very satisfying achievement for FDJ.
“It recognises our commitments to social responsibility and our support for good causes amid the pandemic.
“Staying true to the group’s heritage, as the successor to France’s national lottery, FDJ aims to continue its efforts in this area and continuously improve its CSR (corporate social responsibility) policy, which is a key element of its raison d’être (purpose) and its development model.”
With an ESG score of 72 out of 100, FDJ earned two more points than the prior financial year and six more than 2020, something the company hailed as a “ringing endorsement” of its CSR policy and non-financial commitments.
FDJ was rated 70 out of 100 on environmental criteria, 74 out of 100 on social criteria and 69 out of 100 on governance criteria. According to FDJ, these scores were “well above” the averages for the hospitality, leisure and services sector, which stood at 32, 33 and 45, respectively.