Alstom included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for tenth consecutive year
17 November 2020 – For the tenth consecutive year, Alstom has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), World and Europe, attesting to its leadership position in sustainable business practices. The Company reached an overall score of 78 out of 100 in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (95% percentile 2020). Alstom has maintained its ranking amongst more than 7,300 assessed companies, now being part of the Top 5% of the best scored companies in its industry. This year, Alstom has significantly improved its assessment in the areas of codes of business conduct, policy influence and social reporting.
"We are proud to be included once again in the DJSI World and Europe indices for the tenth consecutive year. This distinction demonstrates our commitment to CSR, which is at the heart of our Alstom in Motion corporate strategy and highlights our continued performance in maintaining our leadership in sustainable practices and sustainable mobility ", said Cécile Texier, Sustainability & CSR Vice-President at Alstom.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI including the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) were among the very first set of global indices to track the largest and leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies. The DJSI World, for example, is comprised of corporate leaders in global sustainability as identified by SAM, now a part of S&P Global, and represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic and ESG factors. As a result of this year’s review, the following top three largest companies based on free-float market capitalization have been added to and deleted from the DJSI World.
The DJSI combine S&P DJI’s transparent rules-based index methodology with robust data from SAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. Each year, SAM evaluates more than 7,300 companies around the world, while the plan for 2020 is to evaluate more than 10,000. Furthermore, 2020 saw a record 19% increase in the number of companies actively completing the CSA which consists of a rigorous questionnaire assessing both public and non-public data submitted by participants.
Earlier this year, the DJSI methodology was updated to ensure that the indices continue to meet their stated objectives using a best-in-class approach whereby companies are scored based on a range of financially relevant and industry-specific ESG considerations. The DJSI also include regional and country-level versions.