Electrolux retains global industry leadership in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2015
For the ninth consecutive year Electrolux has been named Industry Leader in the Household Durables category in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). In this annual assessment, published by RobecoSAM, Electrolux demonstrated notably big improvements in the areas of product stewardship, corporate citizenship and human/labor rights.
“The expectations on sustainability from our consumers, customers, shareholders and employees continue to increase, which is also reflected in tougher criteria in this assessment,” says Henrik Sundström, Head of Sustainability Affairs at Electrolux. “Retaining the DJSI industry leadership is important confirmation that we continue to be on the right track in our efforts to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our activities.”
“We are also very proud that Electrolux was ranked so highly for its work within Code of Conduct and that we increased the total number of sustainability areas where we are industry leader,” he adds.
DJSI World includes the 10% best-in-class economic, environmental and social performers among the world’s 2,500 largest companies. Electrolux is the only company in the Household Durables category to qualify for DJSI World, and has been included every year since the index was launched in 1999.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices enable investors to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. At the same time they provide an effective engagement platform to encourage companies to adopt sustainable best practices. For more information, visit: www.sustainability-indices.com.
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Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2014, Electrolux had sales of SEK 112 billion and 60,000 employees. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.