"Investors tell us that they gain strong confidence from the CSA and DJSI in how companies and sectors are performing on sustainability."
"The CSA helps us put into perspective our own material issues. Even when we were shaping our materiality survey, we thought back to the CSA. The CSA helps us have a more finite focus into material issues or topics where we can drive value."
"We refer to our CSA participation in our annual report and also use it in our communication to investors. We explain our positions in our IR communication so that investors are properly informed of and can appreciate the fact that we rank among the global top 10 corporations in the food sector." Hiroki Kato, General manager, CSR and Sustainability, Ajinomoto
It’s spring and the birds are starting to chirp. Many corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals are hearing chirping in their ear: "Will you be doing for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) this year?". This article provides some interesting statistics on index inclusion.
Responding to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) can be a lengthy process. For some companies, the investment of time and resources may have their leadership team asking, "Is it worth it?" This article examines three good reasons to participate.
“Our high sustainability score and percentile ranking are very valuable in tender processes.” Bas Rüter, Director of Sustainability, Rabobank
"It’s important for us, to show leadership on sustainability. The DJSI is one way that we can do that and hopefully encourage others to follow.” Lily Heinemann, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Investment, Royal Mail Group
"Our good CSA scores and our membership of the DJSI have added value to our responsibilitystory and thus helped us to close some B2B deals." Sami Lundgren, Director Ecolabels and Reporting, UPM
Novozymes ranks among the top in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. But why does the ranking matter to investors and what do we learn from it? We asked two investment specialists from RobecoSAM to explain.
UK Consultancy Corporate Citizenship conducted a practitioner survey with hundreds of organizations across the globe. Respondents shared their views on the most credible and valuable rankings. When asked, unprompted, to name the world’s leading sustainability ranking initiative, over two-thirds of practitioners picked DJSI. Also on credibility, DJSI is top of the pack.
Scrutiny of how companies handle sustainability governance — the “G” in the ESG triad of environmental, social and governance issues — won’t be subsiding anytime soon. More eyes around the globe are watching public and private companies, as well as public agencies, to ensure greater accountability for managing, measuring and reporting their collective ESG impacts.
Are the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), other sustainability rankings and ratings taking up (too) much of your time? This sound is being heard a lot these days and the cry for standardisation of questionnaires seems to be getting louder. In this article Dutch consultancy Between-Us provides you with useful considerations on how to be smart about the sustainability rating game.
Companies get stuck in box-checking when it comes to sustainability. But there is substantial value to be found in making sustainability a strategy.
While the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) provides scores and industry rankings, the actual process of responding can provide tremendous benefits to companies — even for those that do not get listed on one of DJSI’s leadership indices. BrownFlynn has identified six compelling reasons to respond to the DJSI questionnaire.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index Data show clear distinction between leading group and the herd. Dutch consultancy firm BetweenUs compared the performance of 6 sustainability frontrunners (Akzo Nobel, Royal DSM, Solvay, Clariant, Umicore and BASF) with the industry average.
Roche, six time DJSI industry leader within pharmaceuticals, explains the link between sustainability and shareholder value.
AkzoNobel explains that heading the ranking means to be effectively using the DJSI to continuously improve sustainability performance to be better equipped to provide solutions for the increasing needs of the planet's growing population.
AkzoNobel’s director of sustainability, André Veneman, explains the value of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as a tool for continuous improvement of sustainability performance.