AkzoNobel in key sustainability indices
In 2014, AkzoNobel was ranked number one in the Materials industry group of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year.
The company was maintained in the Euronext Vigeo – World 120 index. This index distinguishes companies achieving the most advanced environmental, social and governance performances and is reviewed every six months in June and December.
We retained the leadership of the Sustainalytics chemicals industry ranking.
We were also once again represented in the Carbon Disclosure Project, which represents more than 767 institutional investors, with over $92 trillion in assets under management, and qualified for the Benelux Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) 2014. Following the September 2014 review, we also remained part of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
During the year, the company was also selected for inclusion in the Global Compact 100 stock index (2014-2015) and became part of the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices. We also qualified for Storebrand/SPP’s flagship sustainability fund, a global equity fund which invests in top performing companies across sectors; Storebrand Trippel Smart (Norway) and SPP Global Topp 100 (Sweden). We also became a constituent of the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes/MSCI World ESG Index.