Rome, 16 Sep 2019 15:51
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is one of the most prestigious sustainability indices in the world and only includes companies deemed to be the best in managing their businesses. Companies are assessed by RobecoSAM based on their economic, social and environmental performances.
“This achievement,” said the Company’s CEO, Matteo Del Fante, “rewards the progress that Poste Italiane has made in the last two years in implementing a structured sustainability strategy that is fully in line with our business objectives: values such as integrity and transparency, caring for people, respecting the environment, supporting local communities and conducting responsible financial management, represent not only the cornerstones of our approach to doing business ethically, thereby contributing to the wellbeing and sustainable growth of communities, but also indicate the best way to ensuring success in the medium to long term.”
“Our entry into the prestigious Dow Jones sustainability indices,” added Giuseppe Lasco, Deputy General Manager and Head of Corporate Affairs at Poste Italiane, “is the result of the hard work done by an entire team of people over a long period of time. The process began with the definition of our ESG Strategic Plan, followed by adherence to the United Nations Principles for Sustainable Insurance and Principles for Responsible Investment, the adoption of a new Code of Ethics and of an Anti-corruption Management System that, for the first time in the Italian financial and communications sector obtained the certification ISO 37001. Our inclusion in the DJSI gives us further incentive to continue along this path, broadening and strengthening our application of ESG principles across all our activities.”
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) was launched in 1999 and assesses the performances of the 2,500 companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index, taking into account their economic, environmental and social performances and factors such as corporate governance, risk management, companies’ efforts to address climate change, logistics chain standards, productive processes, anti-corruption procedures and correct management of the supply chain.