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Rosneft Becomes a Constituent of FTSE4Good Stock Index Leading on Core Sustainability Metrics

03 February 2020

FTSE Russell, the analytic branch of the London Stock Exchange, has included Rosneft Oil Company in the international FTSE4Good Emerging Index. Rosneft has been awarded the highest mark in the Governance category that comprises corporate governance, risk management, and corruption control. With its performance indicators, Rosneft is ahead of most (83%) participants of the international oil and gas industry rating ICB supersector.

The FTSE4Good Index Series ranks the largest global companies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and transparency in information disclosure. FTSE4Good Emerging Markets Index was established in 2016 and includes 536 companies (including 24 Russian participants) from over 20 developing countries with a total capitalization of about $3 trillion.

Since 2007, Rosneft has been publishing Sustainability Reports in accordance with the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The Company is also a member of the UN Global Compact, thus confirming its commitment to the highest principles of sustainable development.

In December 2018, the Board of Directors approved the Company’s strategy on compliance with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the public statement – “Rosneft: Contributing to Implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals”.

Rosneft’s leading position in sustainable development was confirmed by the CHRB international human rights rating, which recognized the Company as the best among other Russian producers.

In 2019, Rosneft’s efforts in sustainable development received recognition in a number of  acclaimed  global ratings. The Company was ranked among the top five industry leaders by Refinitiv with the “A” rating. Bloomberg’s sustainable development analysts assigned Rosneft the ranking of 65.15 (out of 100) which puts the Company in a leading position ahead of most international oil and gas companies.

As a result of the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), performed by RobecoSAM, an international sustainable investing company, (RobecoSAM’s ESG Ratings business, including CSA, acquired by S&P Global in January, 2020) Rosneft Rosneft has improved its rankingby 12 notches to 57.

The East-Urengoisky licence area of the Rospan project-the largest gas asset of Rosneft Oil Company

Notes to editors:

FTSE Russell is a global leader in exchange indices with a 30-year history, part of the London Stock Exchange Group. FTSE Russell calculates thousands of indices for over 80 countries and all asset classes, covering 98% of global investment markets. It enjoys great credibility with institutional and individual investors around the world.

Investment funds with assets under management amounting to about $16 trillion use FTSE Russell indices as a standard in making investment decisions; 98 out of 100 largest asset managers apply FTSE Russell indices.

The evaluation criteria for inclusion in the FTSE4Good indices are developed through a wide range of consultations and are endorsed by a committee of independent experts. Numerous stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, representatives of the executive branch, the investment community, the corporate sector and academia, participate in the development of evaluation criteria.

Rosneft Information Division
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February 3, 2020

Keywords: Corporate Governance 2020