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 AG Automobiles & Components
Westpac Banking Corp Banks
Siemens AG Capital Goods
SGS SA Commercial & Professional Services
LG Electronics Inc Consumer Durables & Apparel
Sodexo Consumer Services
ING Groep NV Diversified Financials
Thai Oil PCL Energy
Woolworths Ltd Food & Staples Retailing
Unilever NV Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Abbott Laboratories Health Care Equipment & Services
Kao Corp Household & Personal Products
Swiss Re AG Insurance
Akzo Nobel NV Materials
Telenet Group Holding NV Media
Roche Holding AG Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences
GPT Group Real Estate
Lotte Shopping Co Ltd Retailing
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment
Wipro Ltd Software & Services
Alcatel Lucent Technology Hardware & Equipment
Telecom Italia SpA Telecommunication Services
Air France-KLM Transportation
EDP Energias de Portugal SA Utilities
DJSI World member all 15 years
Baxter International Inc J Sainsbury PLC
Bayer AG Novo Nordisk A/S
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG RWE AG
Credit Suisse Group AG Siemens AG
Deutsche Bank AG Storebrand ASA
Diageo PLC Unilever NV
Intel Corp UnitedHealth Group Inc
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