Repsol has been acknowledged as one of the best companies in the world in terms of the quality and the presentation of its corporate responsibility report, according to a survey by consulting company KPMG. In addition to this, the Spanish company has been chosen as one of the 10 best companies in the world in this sense, and is also the Spanish company with the best marks in the survey.
KPMG's “Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting” has been published every two years since 1993. This year's edition encompasses the top 100 companies in terms of turnover in 41 countries (totalling 4,100 companies), divided in 15 activity sectors. This is the longest report carried out internationally on non-financial reporting.
Repsol has also been selected by the editorial committee that writes the report to talk about its experience in the “Lessons from the leaders” section of the report, to serve as a reference for other companies.
According to this survey, European companies have obtained the highest average rating based on the quality of their Corporate Responsibility reports, and Repsol stands out among them, along with some of the continent's main companies, such as ING, Nestlé, BMW and Siemens, and worldwide leaders, such as Cisco Systems, Ford and Hewlett-Packard.
The work being carried out by Repsol in terms of sustainability has been recognised on numerous occasions. The company is included in one of the most reputed international rankings for corporate responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, in which it has been sector leader for two consecutive years.
In line with its social commitment, last September Repsol presented its Sustainability Plans, to give a global response to society's expectations. These Plans constitute a change in concept and a great innovative step forward with regard to corporate responsibility, due to the methodology used to develop them.
In addition to this, Repsol has been chosen as the Best Spanish Brand in its sector, according to the survey carried out every two years by Interbrand. The company has increased its brand value by 19% during this year and holds sixth place in Spain, reinforcing its leadership in the energy sector.
Interbrand has taken into account the strong commitment that Repsol has regarding R&D&I, its excellence in exploring the Upstream business (Exploration and Production) and its internal commitment to its employees, which has resulted in a higher rate of attracting talent and retention and in the great pride its employees take in being part of the company.