Alstom scores high for its third year in the Dow Jones Sustainable Index
For the third year in a row, Alstom has been included in the Dow Jones sustainability index (DJSI), which recognizes companies’ corporate and social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. With 77/100, Alstom registers a better score than in 2012 and is largely above the average for the industrial engineering sector included in the index (49/100).
In 2013, Alstom distinctly improved in environmental policy (96/100), customer relationship management (95/100) and strategy for emerging markets (92/100). The Group also gets the best score of its industry category in labour practices indicators and human rights (89/100) and supply chain management (87/100).
« The DJSI is the longest-running global sustainability benchmark worldwide and has become the key reference for investors and companies alike. Alstom is keen to progress from year to year and is very pleased with this score which illustrates the Group’s continuous efforts in CSR », said Nicolas Tissot, Alstom’s Chief Financial Officer.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI evaluates the performance of 3000 companies worldwide. More than 300, including 177 in Europe, are selected in the index upon three criteria : economic, social and environmental. The performance analysis assesses issues, such as corporate governance, risk management, innovation, environment, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labour practices.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13.
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