Industry Group: Telecommunication Services
Telefonica operates mobile and fixed networks in Spain (where it is the incumbent telephone operator), the U.K., Germany, Brazil, and other Latin American countries like Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile, among others. The company derives more than 30% of its revenue from Spain, close to 20% from Germany and 20% from Brazil. Its U.K. operations are held through a joint venture with Virgin Media. For several years Telefonica has been simplifying its corporate structure by selling noncore assets.
ESG Risk Rating
Industry Group (1st = lowest risk)
Telecommunication Services 10 out of 235
Global Universe 1834 out of 15623
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Telefónica SA's Exposure is Medium
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Telefónica SA's Management of ESG Material Risk is Strong
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