The technology group Wärtsilä has for the fourth 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 2019 DJSI/CSA results were announced on 13 September 2019.
“Being included for the fourth time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices underlines Wärtsilä’s long-term commitment to sustainability on a wide front. The result shows that we keep moving in the right direction in the field of sustainability. It also encourages us to keep working even more rigorously towards our purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology,” says Marko Vainikka, Director, Corporate Relations and Sustainability.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a family of indices evaluating the sustainability performance of the largest companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. They are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks worldwide and have become a key reference point in sustainability investing for investors and companies alike.
The Dow Jones indices are based on RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), which is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. Over 3,500 listed companies around the world were invited to reply to 80-120 questions focusing on economic, environmental and social factors relevant to the companies’ success. The CSA covers 21 topics organised under the three areas of Sustainability, i.e. the Economic, Environmental and Social dimensions.
Manjit Jus, Head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM: “We congratulate Wärtsilä for being included in the DJSI World and DJSI Europe. The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment has again raised the bar in identifying those companies best-positioned to address future sustainability challenges and opportunities."
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, OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index and OMX GES Sustainability Finland Index.
Wärtsilä is also included in the Ethibel PIONEER and EXCELLENCE Investment Registers, as well as RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook.
Read more about Wärtsilä’s sustainability approach
For further information, please contact:
Director, Corporate Relations and Sustainability
Tel: +358 40 830 7782
Global Media Relations Manager
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 2018, 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.