Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is to be represented in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices again this year. Starting from September 23, 2019, LANXESS will be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the ninth time in succession. The company took fourth place in the “Chemicals” category. LANXESS will also be included in the DJSI Europe for the third time in a row – as the second best company in its industry. The specialty chemicals company achieved particularly good results in the areas of Climate Strategy, Corporate Governance and Human Rights.
“Long-term economic success is only possible today if we take responsibility for the environment and society at the same time,” said LANXESS Chairman of the Board of Management Matthias Zachert. “To this end, we have integrated sustainability in all its dimensions into our corporate strategy. We see the renewed inclusion in both indices as confirmation of our course.”
The composition of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is determined once a year based on financially relevant environmental, social and governance factors. Only the best 10 per cent of the global companies analyzed in each sector are included in the DJSI World, while the best 20 per cent of companies headquartered in Europe are included in the DJSI Europe. The indices provide institutional investors with guidance on investments that focus on sustainability (SRI, Socially Responsible Investing).
Further information about LANXESS’ corporate responsibility initiatives can be found at this link: https://lanxess.com/en/corporate/corporate-responsibility/.