Screening criteria are established by oekom research and are continuously reviewed and discussed in the KEPLER Ethics Committee. Oekom research screens more than 3.800 companies and 56 countries as well as the EU.
As far as companies are concerned, a best-in-class approach rates companies on the basis of about 100 sector-specific criteria. Additionally, exclusion criteria are applied. As far as countries (and EU) are concerned, a best-in-class approach rates countries on the basis of about 100 environmental and social criteria. Additionally, exclusion criteria including environmental and social criteria are applied.
Oekom research's rating criteria are continuously reviewed by oekom and its rating committee. Corporate ratings are reviewed in different intervals (continously, quarterly, annualy, 2 years intervals etc.)
If a change in KEPLER's exclusion criteria is made (for example after the last Ethics committee - new criterion "coal and oil"), the new criteria are published on our homepage.