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ESG Ratings & Rankings

K+S presents sustainability performance transparently through environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating/ranking enquiries.

Our sustainability ratings

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ESG ratings and rankings are a useful tool for us, allowing external bodies to assess the sustainability goals, KPIs, and measures developed, as well as the improvements achieved. ESG ratings and rankings help to:

  • Identify and review current trends for the complex requirements in the area of sustainability;
  • Define a common quality grade for sustainability requirements;
  • Update investment decisions made by investors with a long-term focus;
  • Supply content for external stakeholder communication to enhance the company’s reputation;
  • Intensify dialogue between the Group’s departments and optimize improvement processes in sustainability management.


We support the TCFD recommendations


The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) pursues climate-related disclosure of information in the areas of governance, startegy, risk management, and metrics and targets.

We support the recommendations of the TCFD and already report the following information as part of the CDP questionnaire:

TCFD core elements Required information CDP questionnaire 2020 reference reference to the Annual report 2021 of K+S 


Disclosure of the organization’s governance around climate-related risks and opportunities

A. Executive Board’s oversight of climate-related risks and opportunities C1.1a. C1.1b, C1.2 p. 146 ff. (LTI relevant)
p. 105 f.


B. Management's role in assessing and managing climate-related risks and opportunities C1.2a  p. 105 f.


Disclosure of the actual and potential impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities on the organization’s businesses, strategy, and financial planning where such information is material

A. Description of climate-related opportunities and risks C 2.1, C2.1a, C2.2, C2.2a, C2.3, C2.3a p. 117  ff.
p. 42 f.


B. Impact of climate-related risks on the organization’s businesses, strategy, and financial planning C2.3a, C2.4, C3.1 p. 42
p. 82 ff.


C. Resilience of the organizational strategy C3.1b p. 41 ff.

Risk Management

Disclosure of how the organization identifies, assesses, and manages climate-related risks

A. Organization’s processes for identifying and assessing climate-related risks C2.2, C2.2a

p. 105 ff.

p. 117 ff.


B. Organization’s processes for managing climate-related risks C2.2  p. 105 f.
p. 109


C. Integration of processes for identifying, assessing, and managing climate-related risks are integrated into the organization’s overall risk management C2.2  p. 119 f.

Metrics & Targets

Disclosure the metrics and targets used to assess and manage relevant climate-related risks and opportunities where such information is material

A. Metrics used by the organization to assess climate-related risks and opportunities C4.1, C4.1b p. 245 ff.


B. Disclosure of Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions C6.1, C6.3, C6.5 p. 248


C. Targets used by the organization to manage climate-related risks and opportunities C4.1, C4.1b p. 42 f.

The answers to the CDP questionnaire of K+S AG can be found at:

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