Royal Mail is Global Sustainability Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Posted on Sep 16 2014 - 7:30am by Sustainable News
  • Royal Mail Group has been named as global sustainability leader of the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure Industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
  • The company achieved the top ranking in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index
  • Royal Mail Group was the top scoring company ahead of around 100 other organisations in its sector

Royal Mail Group has been named as the global leader in its sector the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

The company achieved the top ranking in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe

Royal Mail Group was the top scoring company ahead of around 100 other organisations in its sector

Royal Mail Group was the top scoring company ahead of around 100 other organisations in its sector

Index for the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure Industry.

The successful ranking follows the company’s first ever submission to the index as a publicly listed company.

Royal Mail Group was the top scoring company, ahead of around 100 other organisations, in the transportation sector. This includes ground-based transportation companies in marine, rail, trucking, freight forwarding, and logistics and infrastructure businesses.

Top scoring company

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices have been established as one of the leading and most prestigious benchmark in the field. It is based on the assessments by RobecoSAM, a company that specialises in sustainability investing.

The assessment benchmarks companies’ sustainability performance against economic, social and environmental criteria compared with peers from around the world.

Royal Mail Group was assessed on its performance in a number of areas such as social reporting, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, environmental reporting and supply chain management. The review also examined human capital development, labour practice indicators and human rights, risk and crisis management.

Lily Heinemann, Royal Mail Group’s Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Investment, said: “We’re thrilled that Royal Mail Group has been recognised as a global sustainability leader in our industry in this prestigious benchmark. We are especially delighted to have been awarded this top ranking in our first submission to the Dow Jones Indices as a publicly listed company.

“This demonstrates our commitment to being a sustainable and responsible company for the communities we serve and the thousands of people we employ nationally and internationally.”

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