PARIS, 15-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE tops all companies ranked by rating agency RobecoSAM in the “Multi and Water Utilities” sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World, with an 85/100 rating (79/100 in 2015). Introduced in 1999, the DJSI World is the leading global sustainability benchmark for companies.
The Group was included in the DJSI in 2015 and in 2016 improved its record in every category, with environmental performance 10 points higher (78/100), social performance 4 points higher (95/100), and economic performance 3 points higher (85/100). ENGIE achieved the highest rating (100/100) for commitment to stakeholders and climate strategy.
“I am very proud of this rating that recognizes our teams’ efforts in environmental, social and societal responsibility. When setting the objective to become the leader in the new world of energy, we placed dialogue with stakeholders and combatting global warming at the heart of our strategy. This recognition by a standard-setting agency is further proof of the relevance of our transformation program and an encouragement to continue our efforts,” declared Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE.
For the Group, 2016 marks a new phase in its environmental and societal ambitions, as reflected in its six new non-financial performance objectives for 2020: growing customer satisfaction, increased share of renewable energy in its production mix, reduced CO2 emissions, enhanced dialogue and consultation with stakeholders, gender equality, and reduced work-related accidents.
Companies included in the DJSI are recommended for sustainability investing by RobecoSAM based on its evaluation of a broad range of environmental, social, and governance-related factors. The largest 3,400 companies worldwide are invited each year to participate in assessments carried out by RobecoSAM. In 2016, of the 2,535 companies evaluated across all sectors for inclusion in the DJSI World, 316 were selected. Of the 615 companies assessed across all sectors for inclusion in the DJSI Europe, 154 were selected.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of € 69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).
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SOURCE: Engie Group