More companies seek inclusion in S&P DJSI sustainability review

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S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and RobecoSAM have today announced the results of the annual DJSI Review, featuring the top 10% of sustainable companies in 24 industry groups globally. The index also marks its 15th anniversary.

Industry leaders for 2014-2015 include BMW, Siemens, ING Groep NV, LG Electronics Inc, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, British American Tobacco PLC and others.

Guido Giese, head of Indices at RobecoSAM comments:“In 15 years, the total number of companies we assess has more than quadrupled. We have also developed new sustainability benchmarks for investors such as country and regional indices.”

The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. Each year over 3,000 companies, including 800 companies from emerging markets, are invited to participate in the assessment.

As this year marks the 15th anniversary of the indices, Robeco SAM has also awarded companies which managed to stay in the DJSI World for the past 15 years. These include Novo Nordisk A/S, BT group PLC, Unilever and SAP.

A complete list of both indices can be found below.

Industry Group Leaders (2014 – 2015)Industry Group
Bayerische Motoren Werke AGAutomobiles & Components
Westpac Banking CorpBanks
Siemens AGCapital Goods
SGS SACommercial & Professional Services
LG Electronics IncConsumer Durables & Apparel
SodexoConsumer Services
ING Groep NVDiversified Financials
Thai Oil PCLEnergy
Woolworths LtdFood & Staples Retailing
Unilever NVFood, Beverage & Tobacco
Abbott LaboratoriesHealth Care Equipment & Services
Kao CorpHousehold & Personal Products
Swiss Re AGInsurance
Akzo Nobel NVMaterials
Telenet Group Holding NVMedia
Roche Holding AGPharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences
GPT GroupReal Estate
Lotte Shopping Co LtdRetailing
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co LtdSemiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment
Wipro LtdSoftware & Services
Alcatel LucentTechnology Hardware & Equipment
Telecom Italia SpATelecommunication Services
Air France-KLMTransportation
EDP Energias de Portugal SAUtilities
DJSI World member all 15 years
Baxter International IncJ Sainsbury PLC
Bayer AGNovo Nordisk A/S
Bayerische Motoren Werke AGRWE AG
BT Group PLCSAP AG
Credit Suisse Group AGSiemens AG
Deutsche Bank AGStorebrand ASA
Diageo PLCUnilever NV
Intel CorpUnitedHealth Group Inc
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Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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