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Rankings and awards

Recognition at home and abroad

Sustainability and transparency are a logical part of our way of working. We see the fact that we score well in different rankings as recognition for our policy and the commitment of our employees.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Result

Since 2012 KPN has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the sector Telecommunications Services, making it one of the most sustainable telecom companies in the world. Since 2016, KPN has been in the top 5 of the World Index, where we achieved fourth place in 2019.

What is it?

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices indicate which of approximately 2,500 listed companies are working most sustainably. The ranking is determined by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices and is considered as an international standard for the performance of companies in the area of environmental and social issues.

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Carbon Disclosure Project
Result

KPN was also included in the CDP A-list in 2020.

What is it?

The CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) researches the energy and climate targets of 5,500 major companies worldwide every year. The results in the report are based on value chain engagement, energy consumption, reduction targets and strategy. The CDP also measures how organizations are combating CO₂ emissions and climate change, what opportunities companies see to develop sustainable products and services, and how transparent their reporting of this is.

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EcoVadis
Result

KPN has been awarded a Platinum medal (top 1%) as a recognition of their EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility Rating.

What is it?

EcoVadis aims to improve the practice of companies in the environmental and social spheres with a collaborative platform that allows companies to evaluate the sustainability performance of their suppliers across 150 sectors and 110 countries.

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MSCI
Result

KPN has an AAA rating.

What is it?

MSCI ESG Ratings aim to measure a company’s resilience to long-term, financially relevant ESG risks. We leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and alternative data to deliver dynamic investment-relevant insights to power your investment decisions.

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Corporate Knights 2020
Result

KPN in top 100 most sustainable companies in the world.

What is it?

The American magazine Corporate Knights has included KPN in the prestigious '2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World'. For the compilation of the list, 7,536 companies were analyzed on the basis of 21 indicators of sustainability. With the election, KPN is rewarded for its activities towards climate-neutral business operations and is proud to display the Global 100 badge.

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Vigeo Eiris Indices
Result

Also in 2019, KPN was included in the Vigeo Eurozone 120 and the Vigeo Benelux 20 and is ranked in the top 5 of the sector Telecomcommunications.

What is it?

Vigeo Eiris positions itself as the leading European expert in the evaluation of businesses and organizations in the fields of the environment, social policy and good governance.

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SUSTAINABLE BRAND INDEX
Result

KPN has been named the most sustainable brand in the Dutch telecom sector. KPN is praised by consumers for their confidence and proof that KPN has sustainability and sustainable innovation high on the agenda.

What is it?

The Sustainable Brand Index is the largest and leading research in Europe in the field of sustainability and consumer brands. In the Netherlands, the annual survey among 6,600 consumers examines their perception of the sustainability of 175 well-known brands in the Netherlands. Brands are independently selected based on market share, sales and general brand awareness.

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Reputation Award
Result

In 2020, the Reputation Institute once again named KPN as the company with the best reputation in the Netherlands within the Industry Adjusted Ranking.

What is it?

The Reputation Awards are presented annually in response to the annual RepTrak ranking conducted by the Reputation Institute Benelux. KPN received the Special Achievement Award, which was adjusted for the sector in which we operate. The Industry Adjusted Ranking is a separate category for which the reputation scores of thirty companies in the Netherlands are weighted based on the industry in which the company operates. KPN is ranked tenth in this year's overall ranking.

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Transparency Benchmark
Result

In 2019, KPN was once again in the leading group, this year in 16th place.

What is it?

The Transparency Benchmark evaluates the annual reports of 500 companies. KPN has been in the top 10 for five years and won the Kristalprijs, the main prize of the benchmark, in 2010.

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FTSE4Good
Result

KPN is listed in the FTSE4Good Index Series.

What is it?

The FTSE4Good Index Series measures the performances of companies that distinguish themselves through strong business operations in the areas of the environment, social policy and corporate governance.

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Tax Transparency Benchmark
Result

KPN is in shared 3rd place in 2019.

What is it?

The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) conducts an annual comparative study of 68 Dutch listed companies in terms of good governance in the field of taxation.

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Global Cyberlympics 2019
Result

KPN's ethical hackers (Sector C) became 3rd in the final of the Global Cyberlympics 2019. In 2018 the KPN hackers became world champions.

What is it?

The Global Cyberlympics is a prestigious international cyber security competition that tests the skills of information security professionals in the field of ethical hacking, computer networks and forensic investigation.

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'Best on Test' Consumers Association
Result

KPN Fiber and XS4ALL Fiber were rated as best All-in-1 providers in the Netherlands for the fourth quarter of 2019.

What is it?

Every month thousands of panel members of the Consumers Association share their experiences with providers. They assess quality, report disruptions and indicate how satisfied they are. The Consumers Association determines the test judgments based on these consumer data.

Tweakers Awards
Result

KPN was once again named the Mobile Provider winner at the Tweakers Awards 2018/2019. This award was awarded to KPN for the fourth year in a row.

What is it?

The Tweakers Awards are presented every year. For the Tweakers Awards 2018/2019 in total more than half a million votes were cast in 32 categories and no fewer than 26.4% of the Tweakers members voted for KPN as Mobile Provider winner.

Europe’s Corporate Startup Star
Result

For the third year, KPN has been recognized as the 'Europe’s Corporate Startup Star' for active and successful collaboration with start-ups.

What is it?

'Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars' are companies that are committed to promoting collaboration with start-ups in Europe. The list is compiled annually by innovation foundation Nesta and innovation consultancy firm Mind the Bridge. KPN is second among the top in Europe.

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SCIENCE BASED TARGETS
Result

KPN wants to contribute to the international climate goals. KPN’s long-term goals have been approved.

What is it?

Our sustainability objectives are not just ambitious, we also want to be sure that they are good enough to make a real contribution to the international climate goals (less than 1.5 degree rise in global temperature). The organization Science Based Targets performs this test worldwide. The climate objectives of all those companies worldwide that have approved objectives can be found on the website.

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Privacy Guarantee
Result

Since 2014, KPN has had the Privacy Guarantee certification. In 2015, this was complemented by the Gold security label.

What is it?

The Privacy Guarantee checks whether organizations handle customers’ details with care in relation to advertising purposes. In 2014, KPN became the first telecom provider in the Netherlands to receive the Privacy Guarantee certification. We were also accredited with the Gold security label in 2015. This quality mark shows customers, at a glance, that their data is safe with KPN.

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IMA Corporate Recognition Award
Result

KPN has won the annual Corporate Recognition Award from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) for 'Control 2.0', an innovation in the field of finance.

What is it?

The Corporate Recognition Award is awarded by IMA, the worldwide association of (management) accountants, controllers and finance professionals, to organizations that excel in the field of finance and accountancy.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Progress for humans and the environment