Press Release

EMC Recognized by Dow Jones and CDP for Commitment to Sustainability

Worldwide IT Leader Achieves “A Band” for Climate Performance

Story Highlights

  • EMC is included in CDP’s Global 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index for demonstrating strategies committed to improving its impact on the environment.
  • EMC is included in CDP’s Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for displaying a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change.
  • For third year, EMC selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America.
HOPKINTON, Mass, September 17, 2013 - 

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) announced that it has been recognized by CDP on both the Global 500 Climate Performance (CPLI) and Climate Disclosure (CDLI) Leadership Indices for its actions to mitigate the risks of climate change and its leadership in the quality of climate change data disclosed to the global marketplace. The Indices are comprised of companies that achieve a score within the top 10 percent of the companies reviewed.

In addition, for the third consecutive year, EMC has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America as a result of its ongoing progress on sustainability initiatives.

CDP Global 500 Climate Indices

EMC achieved an “A band” for climate performance and is included in the CPLI for the first time, based on the company’s measurement, verification, and management of its carbon footprint. The CPLI recognizes companies listed on the FTSE Global Equity Index (Global 500) that demonstrate strategies committed to improving their impacts on the environment. EMC is one of 56 Global 500 companies included in the 2013 CPLI.

The company also earned a spot on the CDLI, which highlights Global 500 companies that have displayed a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change. High disclosure scores indicate the provision of robust climate data and a good understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company. In 2013, the minimum score for CDLI inclusion increased to 97. This is EMC’s fifth listing in the index since its inception in 2008. EMC is one of 60 companies included in the 2013 index.

The results appeared in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013, which tracks how the world’s largest companies are acting in response to climate change.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

For the third consecutive year, EMC has been selected as a component of the DJSI North America, thanks to its focus on sustainability initiatives. The RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment is an in-depth analysis of a corporation’s economic, environmental, governance, and social platform.

The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. RobecoSAM invites more than 3,000 publicly traded companies, including 800 companies in emerging markets, to report annually on their sustainability practices.

CDP Quote

Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP

“Natural resource scarcity is increasing, the scientific case for action to mitigate climate change is strengthening, and the number of investors requesting corporate action on climate change through CDP is continually increasing. We congratulate companies in the Climate Performance Leadership Index for their pioneering efforts to combat climate change and grow low carbon economies at this critical time.”

RobecoSAM Quote

Guido Giese, Head of Indices, RobecoSAM

“The DJSI have a double impact. They enable investors to integrate sustainability into their portfolios and at the same time they provide an engagement platform that encourages companies to adopt sustainable best practices. We encourage active participation in our Corporate Sustainability Assessment each year and this year we were happy to see a 31% increase in participation from companies in emerging markets.”

EMC Quote

Kathrin Winkler, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, EMC Corporation

We are gratified to see the progress we have made in sustainability acknowledged by our third consecutive year of inclusion on the DJSI North America. Mitigating the risk of climate change continues to be one of the key focus areas for EMC, and to be among the 56 companies recognized by CDP for our actions to reduce carbon emissions is a great honor, reinforcing the importance of the work the company is doing. In addition, I am proud that EMC has been recognized for its transparency in disclosure of climate change information, a critical facet in moving the needle on sustainable business practices.”

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing .  Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at

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