Xylem has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the fourth consecutive year in recognition of its ongoing sustainability initiatives. The company was also included again in the FTSE4Good Index Series, which recognizes companies that have met stringent environmental, social and governance practices.
“We firmly believe that as a global corporate citizen, we have a responsibility to lead by example and contribute in meaningful ways to the global sustainability agenda,” said Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem. “These recognitions affirm the value of our efforts to advance sustainable business practices and report on them in a transparent way.”
Increasingly investors look at companies’ environmental policies and practices when making investment decisions. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are benchmarks that allow investors to assess the performance of those companies that meet the RobecoSAM standard for corporate sustainability.
“Our business objectives as a leader in the water space go hand-in-hand with our commitment to solve water in ways that ensure a safe, reliable, and sustainable supply of water now and in the future,” Decker said.
About the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America tracks the performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 largest Canadian and United States companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability. The result of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment by RobecoSAM, an investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing, provides an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria, such as corporate governance, water-related risks and stakeholder relations, with a special focus on industry-specific risks and opportunities.
About the FTSE4Good Index
Created by the global index company FTSE, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.