ESG Ratings

Our environment, social and governance (ESG) performance is reviewed on a regular basis by various independent ratings agencies. We welcome the feedback and collaboration with these important stakeholders – as well as many other stakeholders – and reflect on their views about our performance and transparency.

QIAGEN is currently concentrating its engagement on these three international ratings agencies, all of which also provide ratings on QIAGEN based on other financial metrics.

The ratings and feedback provided by various ESG rating agencies help us to continuously improve our performance. Our scores reflect the increase in scope and transparency of our ESG data reporting since 2019 – and our commitment to deliver further improvements.

Building on the foundation of ratings from these agencies, we are reviewing opportunities to expand this list and share the results with our stakeholders.

Rating agency  2019  2020  2021  2022 
ISS-ESG D+  C+ Prime  C+ Prime  C+ Prime 
- 16.5
Low Risk
Low Risk
CDP -  -     B-
Ecovadis - Bronze Bronze


ISS-ESG analyzes a company’s management of ESG issues on the basis of up to 100 ratings criteria, most of them sector-specific. The ratings span from D- to A+. PRIME STATUS is awarded to companies with an ESG performance above the sector-specific Prime threshold. In the case of the Health Care Equipment & Supplies sector that QIAGEN falls into, this threshold is C+.


MSCI’s ESG Rating is designed to measure a company’s resilience to long-term, industry material environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. Their ESG Ratings range from leader (AAA, AA), average (A, BBB, BB) to laggard (B, CCC). 



Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings measure a company's exposure to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those risks.

Our sustainability initiatives
Find a full account of our sustainability initiatives in our annual non-financial statement.