Good news for select Spanish corporations! Fourteen Spanish multinational firms have been ranked among the world’s most sustainable in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index . These companies are Banco Santander, Bankia, CaixaBank, Ferrovial, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Enagás, Inditex, Amadeus, Indra, Telefónica, Endesa, Gas Natural Fenosa, Iberdrola and Red Eléctrica. They were selected from 3484 largest firms listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. Only 10% of these firms (320) out of 2528 candidates made it to the DJSI World Index 2017, based on strict economic, environmental and social criteria.
Three of the above-mentioned firms are global leaders for their industry groups: Inditex (Retailing), Red Eléctrica (Utilities) and Amadeus (Software & Services).
More: 13 Spanish companies were listed on the DJSI Europe and Eurozone Index out of 609 firms: Bankia, Banco Santander, Bankinter, CaixaBank, Ferrovial, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Enagás, Inditex, Amadeus, Telefónica, Gas Natural Fenosa, Iberdrola and Red Eléctrica.
Gold standard for corporate sustainability
The globally renowned DJSI series was launched in 1999. Since then, its indices have proven to be a reliable benchmark for the business and financial sectors worldwide.
The ratings are reviewed every year by a Standard & Poor’s committee and RobecoSAM, on the basis of financial, material, environmental, social and governance factors. Because of the consistent, rule-based methodology used, the companies included in the DJSI are considered leaders in sustainability.
Source: Marca España
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