ESG Controversies

French Large Cap Stocks - February 2022

March 11, 2022

Tracking the ESG events surrounding companies, products or individuals associated to your brand, portfolio or supply chain can help you manage corporate and investment risk, and get ahead of the curve.

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Yet it's often difficult to follow all the news to build a complete ESG picture, particularly when events are less reported. To help you with this, we've gathered a sample of French listed equities' company-related controversies that have been widely reported, as well as those that were equally significant but received lower levels of media attention.

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Events most/least covered in the past 30 days

Notable events among French Large caps during last month

Data: Jan 15 - Feb 24, 2022

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Danone S.A. L’Oreal S.A. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE Credit Agricole S.A. Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A. Carrefour S.A. Capgemini S.E. BNP Paribas S.A. AXA S.A. ArcelorMittal S.A. Airbus SE ESG Events Companies Orange S.A. Orpea S.A. Renault S.A. Sanofi S.A. Stellantis N.V. Thales S.A. Total Energies SE Stellantis has recalled a substantial number of vehicles over fire safety concerns. Separately, an agreement was reached with unions to gradually layoff 700 people throughout the year, through voluntary redundancy plans. Over 3000 employees at Airbus went on strike over an unresolved pay dispute. Separately, the company has announced plans to cut over 1100 jobs in Europe. Orpea was the target of lawsuits after an investigation revealed malpractices in its elderly care-homes. The company fired and replaced its top executive over this scandal. A damaged TotalEnergies pipeline caused a limited spill in Ecuador's Amazon forest. A former employee of BNP Paribas was awarded $2.8M in a gender discrimination ruling against the company. It was revealed that a top executive sold shares a few weeks after the care-home investigation started, sparking accusations of insider trading at Orpea.

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