Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2020
Ecolab and Sodexo have been named in this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies globally.
Since launching in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices have benchmarked the world’s largest companies based on economic, environmental and social performance. The DJSI World Index is comprised of corporate leaders in sustainability as identified by SAM, now a part of S&P Global, and represents the top 10 per cent of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index, based on long-term economic and ESG factors.
Sodexo has been included in the index on sixteen consecutive occasions previously, with Ecolab previously having been named to the DJSI North America index six times.
Commenting, Ecolab Chairman and CEO, Douglas M. Baker, Jr., said: “I’m proud of what Ecolab’s 45,000 associates do every day to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier.
“In 2019, we helped our customers conserve 206 billion gallons of water (equivalent to the drinking water needs of 712 million people), conserve 28 trillion Btus of energy and avoid 1.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. We are driven to help our customers operate more sustainably throughout the world and it is an honor to be recognized on the DJSI World Index for our commitment.”
Maria Outters, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at Sodexo, said: “The DJSI provides companies with a guide for where to improve relative to others in their sector. It lists relevant risks and opportunities for our sectors on which we can act upon to contribute to our long-term success.
“For example, the expectations of our stakeholders in areas such as privacy protection, labour practices, and citizenship and philanthropy have arisen a lot over the last few years.”