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ESG SME Rating

The only sustainability algorithm designed based on European and Italian regulations, in line with the main international standards, tailored for small and medium-sized companies and validated by a decentralized scientific committee. We offer you the work of hundreds of consultants in a single digital measurement and improvement solution.

How sustainable is your company from 0 to 100?
Discover it in less than 2 hours, measure your company for free!

Some competitive advantages of sustainability

Enter new supply chains
Boost in procurement tenders
Reduce costs
Avoid sanctions
Increase revenue
Reduce CO2 emissions
Work with better partners
Generate positive social impact
Attract new investors
Access better financing
Reduce reputational risks
Happier employees
Increase your sales
Improve the reputation of your brand
Meet EU 2030 regulations ahead of time
Discover how sustainability helps your company grow. Register

1. Measure

Thanks to a totally guided path, you can calculate the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of your business through 11 impact modules and over 70 sustainability issues.
The algorithm supports all existing industrial branches and instantly detects the critical issues of your company.
Thanks to open standard, our dynamic rating is always up to date.
ESG SME Rating Ecomate - Improve

2. Improve

Check your alignment with over 200 regulations, certifications and standards, becoming aware of your level of risk through our performance indicators. Compare your results with your competitors using benchmarks of reference for your industrial branch and company size. Take decisions and act promptly thanks to our feedbacks: the algorithm generates a personalised report with suggestions and practical actions to be put in place to get immediate benefits.
Our algorithm accompanies SMEs along a process of economic and competitive growth, by reducing at the same time environmental impacts and generating a positive social impact.

Assessment process

The strength of more than 1.000 professionals and experts in one digital tool

1. INPUT collection

During the registration, when entering the VAT number, we connect to official databases and immediately identify the core characteristics of your company. Thanks to this automatic and real-time connection, we are able to automatically prepare calculation matrices, evaluation algorithms and customized questionnaires on the company. We only process and evaluete consistent and relevant input, providing a tailor-made self-assessment for your company.
Furthermore, with just one click, even before conducting the self-assessment, our algorithms can generate preliminary ESG risk indicators by cross-referencing specific company demographic data.

A simple, intuitive and guided digital rating

The system assesses the company by dynamically combining:

  • 11 different (ESG) sustainability modules
  • European Frameworks and Agenda 2030/2050
  • EU Taxonomy ready
  • 11 single-scoring modules
  • 70+ thematic areas of sustainability
  • 300+ tracked compliance items
  • 180+ educational insights
For more information on the methodological approach, visit the page ESG open-standard
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Waste
  • Mobility
  • Professional ethics
  • Social responsability
  • Health and safety
  • Transparency
  • Economy
  • Innovation
  • Products

2. OUTPUT release

Through a complete control panel, the company has effective and simple tools keeping track of its progress, comparing its performance with other companies and monitoring the health of its business.

Overall indexes:
  • Rating on a scale from 0 to 100
  • Rating divided into the 3 E.S.G. pillars
  • Rating on each single module (11 modules)
  • Comparison with other companies (industry and class)

Compliance indexes:
  • Analysis of the frameworks in detail
  • Levels of compatibility with certifications

Cross-category KPIs with benchmarks:
  • Stakeholders engagement
  • Digital transformation
  • Waste emission
  • Resilience
  • Circular economy
  • CO2 emissions
  • Water consumption
  • Electricity consumption

Report and mini-DNF

Every time an impact module is concluded, the algorithm instantly generates a customized report for the resolution of the critical issues detected, the improvements that can be implemented and the met criteria, arranged on 3 risk levels.

The degree of compliance is estimated, indicating the conformity to rules, regulations, and standards associated with each question and topic addressed.

The detailed report for each module also includes benchmarks that help understand how the company is positioned in relation to the European and Italian averages, competitors, the target market, and its size.

The company will receive over 150 different solutions related to:

  • Business vulnerability
  • Protection from the risk of sanctions
  • Education on the EU Framework
  • Education on the sustainable development of the company
  • Information on national and European regulations
  • Potential economic savings
  • Impact on the environment
  • Impact on the society

Thanks to the over 200 pages of punctually categorized reports, the company will be able to use the information contained to quantify the impacts and make declarations on the intentions of sustainable development, drawing up a mini sustainability report to all intents and purposes (DNF).

Moreover, our tool will help you in drafting your impact assessment.

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I questionari di ecomate

Ultima revisione dei questionari banche al 2023

EU Taxonomy Compliance

Since the initial phase of the project, our rating model has been built with EU frameworks as a fundamental pillar: we can therefore strictly follow the guidelines for implementing the Taxonomy as written in the official documentation provided by the European Commission.

Our platform can already take these criteria into account during end-user clustering:

  • Sector-specific rules (inclusion/exclusion policies)
  • Inverse scoring logic for evaluation (penalizing if harmful)
  • Indicator showing if the activity is subject to regulation (YES/NO)
  • Indicator showing if the activity is ENABLING (YES/NO)
  • Indicator showing if the activity is TRANSITIONAL (YES/NO)
  • Alignment percentage for the "mitigation to climate change" objective
  • Alignment percentage for the "adaptation to climate change" objective
  • Completion percentage of the dedicated EU Taxonomy assessment (E)
  • Percentage of alignment to the Taxonomy Minimum Safeguards
  • Capital Expenditure and Operation Expenditure (CapEx and OpEx)

EU SFDR Compliance

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is a European regulation introduced to improve transparency in the market of sustainable investment products, prevent greenwashing and increase transparency on sustainability statements made by financial market participants.

Our PAI collector - the SFDR completion bar present in the Rating dashboard - displays the information available for PAI (Principal Adverse Impact) purposes after answering certain questionnaire modules. It is relevant for companies monitored by an investment fund under the SFDR regulation. If you currently do not have asset managers and investment funds among your shareholders, the PAI collector still serves as a valuable tool in the search for future investors.
To complete the PAI Collector, it is not necessary to respond to all questionnaire modules, but only the following ones:

Energy (E)
Environment (E)
Social responsibility (S)
Professional ethics (S)
Transparency (G)

While the average time to complete all modules is around 3 hours in order to get ESG-rated, by only submitting the above 5 modules, it should take you about 1 hour to only disclose the PAI KPIs.

Rating grade and scale

This scale and grade is representing the risk level in regard of how the model is expressing its alignment and objectives.
There are 9 risk clusters, 11 grades and 10 scoring scales.

AAA 80-100 VERY LOW RISK Being fully in line with the European Union 2030 strategy and even anticipating some 2050 targets, the company can not only be an ESG leader, but also looking ahead with very positive internal and external impacts among the entire ESG materiality and a very high transparency level towards the stakeholders.
AA 65-79
A 55-64 LOW RISK A resilient company capable of complying and reporting into different frameworks, understands how to deliver the right ESG strategy along with solid results.
BBB 45-54 MEDIUM/LOW RISK The company has surely started a journey of sustainable development, which is opening the doors to new opportunities of growth. However, it needs to focus more for not being left behind.
BB 35-44 MEDIUM RISK There is an initial awareness level towards sustainability issues, but the progress may be too slow. There is also a poor transparency towards the stakeholders.
CCC 15-24 HIGH RISK While the company may comply with the minimum requirements of the national regulatory system, it is still vulnerable to one or more ESG negative events. These events can arise from an inability to meet compliance terms, achieve sustainability objectives, fulfill reporting obligations, or even face the risk of ESG litigation or ESG default.
CC 6-14
D ANY JUNK There is a very high risk of fraud and/or the company has several negative events.
E 00 NOT APPLICABLE Not enough information in order to rate the company or the issuer has evaluated that there is no significance in initiating a process of review.

Product license comparison

This table displays the product features in relation to the active subscription type

Freemium Premium
Price FREE forever 349,00€+VAT/year
Public URL Mandatory Can be switched ON/OFF
Data sharing Mandatory Can be switched ON/OFF
Sustainability assessment 10 modules All modules
Improvement report 1 download Unlimited downloads
KPI in dashboard Overview only (up to 50 KPI) All details (up to 300 KPI)
Phone support No Yes
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How we differ from other solutions

Subscription flexibility in the world's first algorithm designed for small and medium-sized enterprises

Ecomate Other Solutions
Assessment depth 4 weighted variables Same for every company
Cluster variables Revenues, employees, industry code and territory None
Reference standard Malta / Europe Generic/International
EU Taxonomy compliant Yes No
SFDR compliant Yes No
ESRS (EFRAG) compliant Yes No
Dashboard detail >200 KPI <100 KPI
Rating ESG Yes No
Double materiality Yes No
Real-time improvement report Yes No
Educational content for SMEs Yes No
Multiple compliance Yes, with open-standard Yes
Technology Al, crowd, open-data Consulting approach
Fraud detection Yes No
API availability Yes No
Export/resell customers data outside of the EU No Yes
Rating model Dynamic Static


The materiality analysis is the study of the relevance of sustainability issues within the company, and it is the process that underpins our assessment method.
We have incorporated over 70 sustainability thematic areas into our evaluation algorithms, and their weights are dynamically updated based on the characteristics of the company under evaluation. Every company is unique, with its specific areas of interest and material topics. For any of them, our dynamic materiality approach enables us to provide a precise and customized assessment.


In line with our values, we have decided to publish our technical-scientific platform architecture, regarding the ESG rating process.
In order to improve the current model, the experts of our open and decentralized technical-scientific committee contribute daily with their know-how.
At Ecomate, we put transparency first while speaking to our customers.

Open standard ESG

Dynamic rating model

Our calculation system is built on a dynamic algorithm that provides companies with constantly updated information. This information is aligned with advancements in scientific research, as well as national and European legislation. In fact, our scientific committee is constantly integrating new regulations, directives, sustainable practices, and more. When new developments are introduced, companies can supplement with new findings and keep their status updated.
Our scoring model and policy allow the technical-scientific panel to fast and continuous improvement, aiming at the highest data refresh rate.

The conditions and events where the system prompts an update are for instance when a new NACE rule is included, or a new data input is added or removed.
To read more information, please check the methodological note.

Fraud detection AI

Risk algorithm with multi-level fraud detection system to intercept unusual paths during qualitative and quantitative data input from self-assessment products.
On top of this, we perform cross-checks with data from the government's business registry and certain open data sources.
As our user database grows, we will integrate and incorporate machine learning for advanced functionalities.

Documentation and methodology

Read methodological notes
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