Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review 2014

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review 2014

Author: ChemistryViews

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental, and social factors. Each year over 3,000 companies are invited to participate in S&P Dow Jones Indices’/RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment. This year marks the 15 year anniversary of the DJSI.

The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. This year’s DJSI World includes 319 components. The largest additions (by free-float market capitalization) this year include Amgen Inc., Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and GlaxoSmithKline PLC, the largest deletions were Bank of America Corp., General Electric Co., and Schlumberger Ltd.

The 2014 Industry Group Leaders are listed below.

Industry Group

Name

Country


Automobiles & Components

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Germany


Banks

Westpac Banking Corp

Australia


Capital Goods

Siemens AG  

Germany


Commercial & Professional Services

SGS SA

Switzerland


Consumer Durables & Apparel   

LG Electronics Inc

Republic of Korea  


Consumer Services

Sodexo

France


Diversified Financials  

ING Groep NV

Netherlands


Energy

Thai Oil PCL

Thailand


Food & Staples Retailing

Woolworths Ltd

Australia


Food, Beverage & Tobacco 

Unilever NV

Netherlands


Health Care Equipment & Services

Abbott Laboratories

United States


Household & Personal Products

Kao Corp

Japan


Insurance 

Swiss Re AG

Switzerland


Materials

Akzo Nobel NV

Netherlands


Media 

Telenet Group Holding NV

Belgium


Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences  

Roche Holding AG

Switzerland


Real Estate

GPT Group

Australia


Retailing

Lotte Shopping Co Ltd

Republic of Korea


Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd  

Taiwan


Software & Services

Wipro Ltd

India


Technology Hardware & Equipment

Alcatel-Lucent

France   


Telecommunication Services

Telecom Italia SpA

Italy


Transportation

Air France-KLM

France


Utilities 

EDP Energias de Portugal SA

Portugal


The following companies have been in the DJSI World all 15 years:

  • Baxter International Inc
  • J Sainsbury PLC
  • Bayer AG
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
  • RWE AG
  • BT Group PLC
  • SAP AG
  • Credit Suisse Group AG
  • Siemens AG
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Storebrand ASA
  • Diageo PLC
  • Unilever NV
  • Intel Corp
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc

The changes based on this review will become effective with the opening of the stock markets on September 22, 2014.


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