Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – Annual Review 2021

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – Annual Review 2021

Author: ChemistryViews

The results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review have been announced by S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI). Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) was among the very first set of global indices to track the largest and leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies. It is comprised of corporate leaders in global sustainability on the basis of their results in the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). 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.

Participation increased 33 % to 1,843 companies from over 5,300 invited. The participating companies thus represent 45 % of the global market capitalization compared to the S&P Global BMI (Broad Market Index). In 2020, the figure was 32 %.

The three largest additions (by free-float market capitalization) to the DJSI World this year are: Alphabet Inc, Mountain View, CA, USA, Medtronic plc, Dublin, Ireland, and Gilead Sciences Inc, Foster City, CA, USA. the following top three largest companies were deleted: Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland, TotalEnergies SE, Courbevoie, France, and Humana Inc, Louisville, KY, USA.

The following companies are among theose represented in the industries Energy, Health Care Equipment & Services, Materials, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, and Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment. All changes become effective on November 22, 2020. For all companies see the DJSI World list.


  • Neste Oyj, Finland
  • Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, Brazil
  • S-Oil Corporation, Republic of Korea Energy

Health Care Equipment & Services

  • Abbott Laboratories, United States
  • bioMérieux S.A., France
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V., Netherlands
  • Olympus Corporation, Japan
  • Smith & Nephew plc, UK
  • Sonova Holding AG, Switzerland


  • Anglo American plc United Kingdom Materials
  • Arkema S.A., France
  • Ball Corporation, USA
  • Cementos Argos S.A., Colombia
  • Clariant AG, Switzerland
  • Ecolab Inc., USA
  • Fortescue Metals Group Limited, Australia
  • Gold Fields Limited, South Africa
  • Grupo Argos S.A., Colombia
  • Hindalco Industries Limited, India
  • Hyundai Steel Company, Republic of Korea
  • LANXESS AG, Germany
  • Linde plc, UK
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Japan
  • PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad, Malaysia
  • Polymetal International plc, Russia
  • PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, Thailand
  • UPM-Kymmene Oyj, Finland

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences

  • AbbVie Inc., USA
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc., USA
  • Amgen Inc., USA
  • AstraZeneca PLC, UK
  • Biogen Inc., USA
  • Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, Japan
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. USA
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc, UK
  • Novartis AG, Switzerland
  • Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Roche Holding AG, Switzerland
  • Samsung Biologics Co.,Ltd., Republic of Korea
  • Sanofi, France

Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

  • ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd., Taiwan
  • ASML Holding N.V. Netherlands
  • Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
  • Nanya Technology Corporation, Taiwan
  • STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Taiwan




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