AkzoNobel in key sustainability indices
Following 2015 reviews, AkzoNobel is a constituent in the following indices: Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), FTSE4Good Index Series, Euronext Vigeo – World 120 index, STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices, MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series, Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe and the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global.
Widely regarded as the most respected independent sustainability ranking system, the DJSI World Index benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators. AkzoNobel was ranked number one (out of more than 350 companies) in the Materials industry group of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fourth consecutive year.
Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.
The Euronext Vigeo – World 120 index distinguishes companies achieving the most advanced environmental, social and governance performances and is reviewed annually.
The STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices have set new standards in terms of transparency and comprehensiveness in the ESG indexing space.
MSCI Inc., a leading provider of global benchmark indexes, has over 500 equity and fixed income environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indexes.
The ESI indices universe is composed of companies included in the Russell Global Index that display the best performance in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. Forum ETHIBEL’s selections are largely based on research, carried out by the European rating agency Vigeo, which is responsible for data collecting and processing, performance analysis and industry benchmarking.
We were also once again included in the Carbon Disclosure Project, which represents more than 822 institutional investors, with over $95 trillion in assets under management, and were awarded a position on the Benelux Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) 2015.