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FTSE works in association with EIRIS, the Ethical Investment Research Service, to research company corporate responsibility performance. FTSE4Good indices are reviewed semi-annually in September and March, by the FTSE4Good Policy Committee. The research process is undertaken around these dates, with the distribution of an extensive questionnaire year-round. EIRIS manages the research and analysis globally in order to cover the FTSE4Good Index eligible universe either directly or through a network of partner research organisations.
A variety of mechanisms are employed to access the most up-to-date relevant data:
In addition, fact sheets detailing the information held by EIRIS are distributed to companies on a regular basis for updating and review.
How can companies provide FTSE and EIRIS with the information needed to assess their eligibility for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series?
A company may fail to qualify for inclusion in the FTSE4Good indices because relevant information is not made available, rather than because their actions show a lack of corporate responsibility. An important objective of FTSE4Good is to encourage companies to publish more information relating to their assessment for entry into the index. For this reason, overriding importance has been placed on the transparency and objectivity of the criteria used in selecting constituents for the index.
Please make available to EIRIS and their research partners globally any new information that you believe may be relevant to your company's assessment (including annual, environmental and social reports) and to respond to any outstanding EIRIS questionnaires. Companies wishing to review the information held by EIRIS, or provide additional information to EIRIS can do so by e-mailing email@example.com
The data used in assessing companies' eligibility for inclusion in the FTSE4Good indices is independently researched by EIRIS and is available for scrutiny by companies and their advisors.