This prestigious index includes the top performing companies in terms of CSR based on the ratings of the Standard & Poor's SAM non-financial questionnaire.
The Group has also joined DJSI Europe as the second best company in its sector.
Among the assessed criteria, the Group’s commitment and performance in the environmental and economic dimensions, and on governance, are in particular recognized at a very high level. Arkema stands out notably with regards to its climate strategy, environmental footprint reduction, its social and environmental reporting, as well as its risk management.
I am really proud that Arkema is joining the DJSI Europe and DJSI World indices for the first time as they are benchmarks for corporate social responsibility, and are recognized by our customers as well as by the financial community. This achievement is a strong acknowledgment of our commitment. It is also an encouragement to continue and accelerate the full integration of sustainability together with our stakeholders, and to put our expertise and innovation at the service of a transition to a more sustainable world. I would like to warmly thank all of Arkema’s teams who have been dedicated and worked for several years to achieve this great objective.
The composition of Dow Jones sustainability indices is determined once a year on the basis of stringent environmental, social and governance criteria. Only the top 10% of the world's best companies analysed in each sector are included in the DJSI World, while the top 20% of the best companies headquartered in Europe are included in the DJSI Europe. The indices provide some guidance to institutional investors on sustainability-oriented investments (SRI, socially responsible investing).