Holcim again named "Leader of the Industry" in the Dow Jones Sustainability

Holcim again named "Leader of the Industry" in the Dow Jones Sustainability
Published: 15 September 2006

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.