What is the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and what does it measure?
For companies, being included in the DJSI not only means public recognition and high degree of acceptance by their stakeholders (for their best practices in this field), it also makes them a benchmark for many other firms that aspire to be part of this index and that want to improve their rating to be among the best companies in the world. It is also a key tool for investors, who find these companies attractive and trustworthy and value them for including policies of this kind in their strategy, the long-term profitability of which exceeds that of other organizations.
Ethics, climate and human rights
The analysts at S&P Global—the world’s leading provider of indices—are responsible for verifying each of the indicators through a questionnaire that includes 100 questions on the companies’ environmental, social and governance performance. The companies are then rated on a scale of 1 to 100 points. They also examine public information that companies break down in their communications to analysts and investors. Only those who score highest in the ranking within their area of activity become part of the DJSI.
Sustainable by conviction
MAPFRE set more than 30 goals for 2021 to combat global challenges, such as the climate emergency and inequality. It does so as part of its commitment to sustainability and in line with its Sustainability Plan 2019–2021, a roadmap that sets out multiple projects to help the company achieve carbon neutrality, become a benchmark in the circular economy, promote women’s leadership and improve financial education, among other goals.