Holcim Ltd has again been named “Leader of the Industry” in the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index and has thus been acknowledged as the company with the
best sustainability performance in the building materials industry for the
second year in succession. This renewed recognition underscores the fact
that Holcim’s sustainability performance satisfies the high expectations
placed on global corporations. Holcim has been included in both the Dow
Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability
Index (Europe) for four years.
The continued integration of sustainability into daily business, the
climate-related and recycling strategies as well as the ongoing reduction
of CO2 emission all played a part in securing Holcim’s leadership position.
Holcim also received top grades in corporate governance and the social
dimension, in particular for its strong stakeholder relations.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index was the first global
index to track and assess the financial performance of leading
sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The Dow Jones World Index
comprises the top 10 percent of the biggest 2,500 companies globally. The
Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index (Europe) includes 20 percent of the
best placed companies in the Dow Jones STOXXSM 600 Index. Analysis is based
on an annual assessment of general and industry.