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Ratings and recognition

We benchmark our sustainability performance against a number of indices to help improve our performance.

Ratings and citations on global and domestic indices

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Announced September 2019*

  • Global banking sector leadership group
     

Past rankings:

  • 2018: Global banking sector leadership group
  • 2017: Global banking sector leader (Q1-Q3)
  • 2016: Global banking sector leader
  • 2015: Global banking sector leader
  • 2014: Global banking sector leader
  • 2013: Banking sector leadership group
  • 2012: Banking sector leadership group
  • 2011: Global banking sector leader
  • 2010: Banking sector leadership group
  • 2009: Banking sector leadership group
  • 2008: Banking sector leadership group
  • 2007: Banking sector leadership group
  • 2006: Global banking sector leader
  • 2005: Global banking sector leader
  • 2004: Global banking sector leader
  • 2003: Global banking sector leader
  • 2002: Global banking sector leader.


* 2019 Assessment Score Revision due to Media Stakeholder Analysis review

RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2019

Announced January 2020

  • 2020 Silver Class Sustainability Yearbook Award

Past rankings:

  • 2019 Bronze Class Sustainability Yearbook Award
  • 2018 Gold Class Sustainability Yearbook Award
  • 2017 Gold Class Sustainability Yearbook Award

FTSE4Good Index

Announced June 2020

  • Member of the FTSE4Good Index Series, of which we have been a member for over 12 years, reflecting strong ESG risk management practices as measured by an overall ESG rating

Past ranking:

  • 2018: Included as a member of the FTSE4Good Index
  • 2017: Included as member of the FTSE4Good Index

MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes

  • Member of the MSCI Global ESG Leaders index with “A” score

CDP Climate Change

Announced January 2020

  • Received “B” rating in the 2019 CDP for our response to climate change

Past rankings:

  • 2018: Received ‘B’ rating for our response to climate change
  • 2017: Achieved ‘Leadership’ score level
  • 2016: Listed on the CDP 2016 Climate A List 
  • 2015: Included in CDP ASX 200 and NZX 50 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
  • 2014: Included in CDP ASX 200 and NZX 50 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
  • 2013: Included in CDP Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index
  • 2012: Included in CDP Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index
  • 2011: Included in CDP Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index
  • 2010: Included in CDP Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index

Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global

Past rankings:

  • 2019: Reconfirmed as a constituent of the index until June 2019
  • 2018: Reconfirmed as a constituent of the index
  • 2017: Reconfirmed as a constituent of the index
  • 2016: Reconfirmed as a constituent of the index

Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation

Announced February 2019

  • Received the Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation recognising Westpac’s initiatives in supporting women in the workforce.

Past rankings:

  • 2017: Received the inaugural Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation
  • 2016: Received the inaugural Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation
  • 2015: Received the inaugural Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation

Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

  • 2020: Ranked as a member of the 2020 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality Index
  • 2019: Ranked as a member of the 2019 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality index
  • 2018: Ranked as a member of the 2018 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality index
  • 2017: Ranked as a member of the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality index

Australian Workplace Equality Index

  • 2020: Recognised as Silver Tier Employer
  • 2018: Recognised as Gold Tier Employer
  • 2017: Recognised as Gold Tier Employer
  • 2016: Recognised as Gold Tier Employer
  • 2015: Recognised as Gold Tier Employer and best performing bank for LGBTI inclusion
  • 2014: Recognised as Gold Tier Employer and best performing bank for LGBTI inclusion

Australian Network on Disability’s Inaugural Access and Inclusion Index

Announced in 2020

  • 2019: Included in the Australian Network on Disability’s Access and Inclusion Index

Past rankings:

  • Awarded #1 Bank in Top 10 for initiatives and programs to improve accessibility in 2017

Other sustainability recognition, awards and indices

Aspect Recognition Awards

  • Received the 2020 Advancement Award in recognition of Westpac’s innovative autism hiring program, Tailored Talent

Green Building Council of Australia

  • Awarded the highest scoring 6 Star Green Star rating in Australia for Westpac Group’s fit-out in Tower Two of Barangaroo’s International Towers Sydney.