EMC Sustainability Initiatives Earn Coveted Spot in 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 5th Consecutive Year
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced it has been named for the 5 th consecutive year to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America as a result of its corporate sustainability leadership in the technology industry.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are maintained collaboratively by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. The indices measure the performance of the world's sustainability leaders. RobecoSAM invites more than 3,400 publicly traded companies, including 800 companies in emerging markets, to report annually on their sustainability practices. Companies are selected based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria with a strong focus on long-term shareholder value that account for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends. Only firms that lead their industries based on this assessment are included in the indices. The indices are created and maintained according to a systematic methodology, allowing investors to appropriately benchmark sustainability-driven funds and derivatives over the long term.
Watch EMC's Chief Sustainability Officer, Kathrin Winkler discuss the importance of DJSI here
Guido Giese, Head of Indices, RobecoSAM
“Over the years the DJSI index family has not only come to be the gold standard for corporate sustainability but has also become a competitive platform where companies receive recognition for their sustainability practices. The Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is a state of the art, in-depth sustainability performance assessment methodology. Thanks to its broad reach, the results of the CSA are one of the leading sources of information on how listed companies around the globe are exercising financially material ESG practices. The entire DJSI index family benefits from that.”
Kathrin Winkler, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, EMC Corporation
EMC is honored to be recognized by this highly respected investor index for the fifth consecutive year. By living and applying sustainability principles in their everyday work, EMC employees have enabled us to reduce operational impacts and create innovative technologies that help our customers on their sustainability journeys. Inclusion in the DJSI North America index is a great acknowledgement of our commitment to excellence in financial, governance, environmental and social realms.”
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 www.EMC.com.
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