The Responsibility100 IndexBETA

A ranking of the FTSE 100 companies on their contribution towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Holding companies to account

In 2015, the UN published the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

They are comprised of 17 individual targets spanning a wide range of topics from poverty and inequality to climate change and biodiversity.

The Responsibility100 Index, developed by Tortoise Intelligence, has been established to examine how each of the FTSE100 companies measures up to the SDGs to ensure a safe, fair, sustainable world.


Here are our rankings. You can filter by either a company’s ‘talk’ – what they’ve said and committed to on sustainability – or their ‘walk’ – what they’ve actually done. Gap measures the difference between these.

Our approach

The Responsibility100 Index uses data from a range of sources; including non-governmental organisation research, annual and sustainability reporting, web-based searching and information from regulatory bodies.

The indicators that comprise the Index have been selected with the aim of:

  • demonstrating contributions through a variety of qualitative and quantitative measures,
  • speaking directly to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the various targets that it sets,
  • and, finally, providing a comprehensive portrait of each company according to the available data in order to establish comparability.

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Commentary & insight

We’ll report on the results of the Index through regular pieces of analysis, data visualisations, and a series of ThinkIns hosted in our newsroom.

Here are some of our latest stories & events.