AkzoNobel first again in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
AkzoNobel, the leading Holland-based paints and speciality chemicals company, has again been ranked in the number one position on the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), heading the newly named Materials industry group (previously the Chemicals supersector).
It is the eighth consecutive year that AkzoNobel places in the top three of the rankings. “We are delighted and extremely proud to once again be placed first in such a prestigious and influential ranking,” said AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner. “Sustainability is fundamental to our strategy of connecting value creation to resource efficiency and maintaining our DJSI leadership status underscores our belief that sustainability is business and business is sustainability." Regarded as one of the world’s foremost sustainability indices, the DJSI World Index benchmarks the sustainability performance of leading companies based on environmental, social and economic performance, including forward-looking indicators. It assesses various criteria, including supply chain management, operational eco-efficiency, product stewardship, human capital development and occupational health and safety.