Wärtsilä included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the fifth year in a row

Wärtsilä Corporation, News, 16 November 2020 at 16:15 UTC+2
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The technology group Wärtsilä has for the fifth year in a row been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), both in the DJSI World and DJSI Europe indices. The 2020 DJSI results were announced on 13 November 2020. 

“Being again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices underlines Wärtsilä’s long-term commitment to sustainability on a wide front. Combatting climate change is a top priority both for Wärtsilä and our client industries. Everyone needs clean and flexible energy as well as efficient and safe transportation. Our solutions enable a transition towards a 100% renewable energy future and towards decarbonisation and zero emissions in the maritime industry”, says Marko Vainikka, Director, Corporate Relations and Sustainability. 

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) has been a pioneer in ESG indexing for 20 years, starting with the 1999 launch of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, in partnership with SAM. The DJSI combine S&P DJI’s transparent rules-based index methodology with robust data from SAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. 2020 saw a record 19% increase in the number of companies actively completing the CSA which consists of a rigorous questionnaire assessing both public and non-public data submitted by participants.  

Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global: “We congratulate Wärtsilä Corporation for being included in the DJSI. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. With a record number of companies participating in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment and more stringent rules for inclusion this year, this sets your company apart and rewards your continued commitment to people and planet." 

In addition to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (both World and Europe) Wärtsilä is included in FTSE4Good Index, Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, ECPI Indices, MSCI ACWI ESG Leaders Index, S&P Europe 350 ESG index, STOXX Global ESG Leaders index and OMX GES Sustainability Finland Index.  

Read more about Wärtsilä’s sustainability approach.

For further information, please contact: 

Marko Vainikka 
Director, Corporate Relations and Sustainability 
Wärtsilä Corporation 
Tel: +358 40 830 7782 

Sari Luhanka 
Global Media Relations Manager 
Wärtsilä Corporation 
Tel: +358 50 3860 353 

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.