INDEX SCREEN DEFINITIONS FOR THE iSHARES GLOBAL CLEAN ENERGY ETF

Many of our iShares sustainable ETFs seek to track an index with business involvement screens. Business involvement screens seek to remove exposure to controversial business activities that may pose risks or violate an investor’s preferences. Learn more about the specific screens below.

RELATED iSHARES FUNDS

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The definition for each screen.

SCREENDEFINITION
Controversial weaponsAll companies involved > 0% in the core weapon system, or components/services of the core weapon system that are, and are not, considered tailormade and essential for the lethal use of the weapon or ≥ 25% ownership by revenue.
Small armsAll companies that manufacture and sell assault weapons and/or small arms (Non-assault weapons) to civilian customers. All companies that manufacture and sell small arms to military/law enforcement customers. All companies that manufacture and sell key components of small arms or is involved in retailing and/or distribution of assault weapons and/or small arms (non-assault weapons).
Military contractingAll companies with > 5% revenue from manufacturing of military weapon systems and/or integral, tailor-made components of these weapons or > 10% revenue from tailor-made products and/or services that support military weapons.
TobaccoAll companies deriving > 0% revenue from manufacturing tobacco products; All companies deriving ≥ 5% revenue from supplying tobacco-related products/services; All companies deriving ≥ 5% from distribution and/or retail sale of tobacco products.
Thermal coalAll companies with ≥ 5% revenue from thermal coal extraction or that generate ≥ 25% electricity from thermal coal.
Oil sandsAll companies that derive ≥ 5% revenue in the extraction of oil sands.
Shale energyAll companies that derive ≥ 5% revenue in the extraction, exploration and/or production of shale energy.
Arctic oil & gas explorationAll companies that derive ≥ 5% revenue in oil and gas exploration in Arctic regions.