VÖNIX is Austria’s first sustainability index. It was created by the VBV Austrian pension fund and is made up of listed Austrian companies that are leaders in terms of social and environmental performance. Companies undergo an annual sustainability analysis based on around 100 criteria, evaluated using publicly available corporate information, questionnaires, company contacts, media reports, databases, etc. Vienna Insurance Group shares have been included in this index since the middle of 2005.
The FTSE4Good index series includes companies with a special commitment in the area of corporate social responsibility. The FTSE4Good index is based on criteria in three areas: activities aimed at environmental sustainability, development of positive relationships with stakeholders, and observance of human rights. Vienna Insurance Group shares were included in this global index in mid-2007.