Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – Annual Review 2019

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The results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review have been announced. The DJSI World was the first global index to track the  leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies. This year marks its 20th anniversary. Companies are selected for inclusion in the DJSI World and several other sustainability indices on the basis of their results in RobecoSAM's Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). Each year, over 3,500 publicly traded companies are invited to participate in the CSA.

The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics. This way, no industries are excluded from the assessment. Considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria, a sustainability score is assigned to each company. Based on this score, those companies that rank within the top 10 % of their industries are included in the DJSI World.

The three largest additions (by free-float market capitalization) to the DJSI World this year are Alphabet Inc, CVS Health Corp, and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, the three largest deletions are Citigroup Inc (which is still included in DJSI North America), Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and 3M Co.

The 2019 industry leaders, i.e., the top-performing companies in each industry, are listed below.


  Industry group



Automobiles & Components

Auto Components

Pirelli & C SpA


Peugeot SA



Banco Santander SA

Capital Goods

Aerospace & Defense

Leonardo SpA

Building Products

Owens Corning

Construction & Engineering

Ferrovial SA

Electrical Components & Equipment

Signify NV

Industrial Conglomerates

SK Holdings Co Ltd

Machinery and Electrical Equipment

CNH Industrial NV

Trading Companies & Distributors


Commercial & Professional Services

Commercial Services & Supplies

Waste Management Inc

Professional Services


Consumer Durables & Apparel


Sumitomo Forestry Co Ltd

Household Durables

Arcelik AS

Leisure Equipment & Products and Consumer Electronics   

LG Electronics Inc

Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods

Moncler SpA

Consumer Services

Casinos & Gaming

Star Entertainment Grp Ltd

Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc

Restaurants & Leisure Facilities

Sodexo SA

Diversified Financials

Diversified Financial Services and Capital Markets

UBS Group AG


Coal & Consumable Fuels

Banpu PCL

Energy Equipment & Services

Saipem SpA

Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing

Thai Oil PCL

Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation

Enagas SA

Oil & Gas Upstream & Integrated

PTT Exploration & Production PCL

Food & Staples Retailing

Food & Staples Retailing


Food, Beverage & Tobacco


Thai Beverage PCL

Food Products

Thai Union Group PCL


British American Tobacco PLC

Health Care Equipment & Services

Health Care Equipment & Supplies

Abbott Laboratories

Health Care Providers & Services

Cigna Corp

Household & Personal Products

Household Products

Colgate-Palmolive Co

Personal Products

Unilever NV



Allianz SE



Alcoa Corp


PTT Global Chemical PCL

Construction Materials

Grupo Argos SA/Colombia

Containers & Packaging

BillerudKorsnas AB

Metals & Mining

Teck Resources Ltd

Paper & Forest Products

UPM-Kymmene Oyj


Hyundai Steel Co

Media & Entertainment

Interactive Media, Services & Home Entertainment

Alphabet Inc

Media, Movies & Entertainment

Telenet Group Holding NV

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences   


Biogen Inc

Life Sciences Tools & Services

Agilent Technologies Inc


GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Real Estate

Real Estate




Wesfarmers Ltd

Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

ASE Technology Holding Co Ltd

Software & Services

IT services

Atos SE



Technology Hardware & Equipment

Communications Equipment

Cisco Systems Inc

Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co

Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

Delta Electronics Inc

Telecommunication Services

Telecommunication Services

True Corp PCL



Air France-KLM

Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure

Royal Mail PLC


Electric Utilities

Terna Rete Elettrica Nazionale SpA

Gas Utilities

Naturgy Energy Group SA

Multi and Water Utilities

Engie SA


The review results in new components for the DJSI. All changes became effective on September 23, 2019.



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