Woolworths has been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth successive year.

The DJSI World includes only the top 10% of companies per industry, making it the gold standard for global corporate sustainability and includes international companies such as Target Corp, Marks & Spencer Group PLC and Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M). Woolworths is one of only five South African listed companies to make the grade, and was placed within the global DJSI World category as well as in the DJSI Emerging Markets category.

The DJSI helps investors by tracking the financial performance of the world’s leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental, and social factors. Inclusion in the indices allows Woolworths to attract investment from funds which integrate sustainability considerations when compiling their investment portfolios.

Justin Smith, Head of Sustainability at Woolworths commented, “We are honoured that Woolworths was again included in the DJSI and that our overall score also improved by 2% year-on-year. This is an endorsement of progress on our Good Business Journey sustainability strategy, and recognises the difference we can make to our people, planet and our business.”

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Notes to Editors

Woolworths is one of five South African listed companies on the World Sustainability index. Others include, Exxaro, Goldfields, Nedbank and Netcare.

About the Good Business Journey

Woolworths Good Business Journey is our comprehensive plan to make a difference in six key areas,  all of which are challenges facing not only South Africa, but the world at large. These include Energy, Water, Waste, Sustainable Farming, Transformation and Social Development.

For more information see: www.woolworthsholdings.co.za or www.woolworths.co.za/goodbusinessjourney

The most recent milestone in our Good Business Journey:
Woolworths to halve GM labelled products
http://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za/media/news_display.asp?Id2=640

 

Woolworths has been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth successive year.