SAM, the asset management organization focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, together with Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Ltd announced the results of the 2009 annual review for the Dow Jones Sustainability and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability indexes on September 3.
SAM also identified the top company for each of the 19 Supersectors that the 58 sectors roll up to. Some examples of 2009/2010 Supersector leaders include Adidas (Personal & Household Goods), BMW (Automobiles), DSM (Chemicals), Roche (Health Care), Sodexo (Travel & Leisure), Swiss Re (Insurance), Telefonica (Telecommunications), TNT (Industrial Goods & Services), Total (Oil & Gas), and Unilever (Food & Beverage).
During the last couple of years The Netherlands performs relatively well in the DJSI. TNT is leading the overall worldwide ranking. Aside from that also Akzo Nobel and Philips are in the indexes and Koniklijke Ahold N.V. is newly added to the list.
Following SAM’s latest global analysis of corporate sustainability leadership, 33 companies will join the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, while 33 firms will be deleted – leaving the number of components unchanged at 317. The largest additions to the DJSI World include Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, and Samsung Electronics, while the biggest deletions from this index are National Grid, Mitsubishi Estate, and SABMiller. All changes will be made effective with the opening of equity markets on 21 September 2009.
The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach and include sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional level respectively. The annual review of the DJSI family is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices.