Each year, the Dow Jones Index Committee and sustainability investment specialist RobecoSAM review thousands of companies and identify those to include in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Companies in the DJSI are recognized as sustainability leaders by independent rating organizations, as well.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family tracks the stock performance of the world’s leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria.
The DJSI Committee develops seven indices each year. The following summary is for the DJSI World, which represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global BMI based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
Global Sustainability Leaders
The two figures below list the 2014 leaders in 23 Industry Groups. Sixteen companies have been part of DJSI World for all fifteen years—Baxter International, Bayer, Bayerische Motoren Werke, BT Group, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Diageo, Intel, Sainsbury, Novo Nordisk, RWE, SAP, Siemens, Storebrand and Unilever.
Top 10 Additions to DJSI World (by Market Capitalization)
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- Toronto-Dominion Bank
- Renkitt-Benckiser Group
- Lockheed-Martin Group
- Bank of New York Mellon Group
- Deutsche Post AG
Top 10 Deletions from DJSI World (by Market Capitalization)
- General Electric
- Bank of America
- BHP Billiton Ltd
- BHP Billiton PLC
- NIKE Inc
Learn more about DJSI indices and see the 2014 Annual Review here.