Deutsche Post DHL has been ranked once again in the leading capital market indices Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, FTSE4 Good Index and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2011.
Each year the international indices rank companies on their sustainability efforts and results based on stringent criteria. They form an important basis upon which sustainability-minded investors can make decisions. In 2011 the Dow Jones Sustainability Index ranked over 1,400 companies. Deutsche Post DHL improved in all of the index’s main criteria, scoring two points overall higher than in 2010 (from 85 to 87). The Group’s environmental criteria scored particularly high with an outstanding 99 points, far exceeding the industry average.
Deutsche Post DHL has been confirmed once again for the FTSE4 Good Index. The FTSE4 Good evaluates companies for their sustainable performance based on criteria such as sustainable environmental standards, efforts to combat climate change and working standards. Deutsche Post has been listed in the FTSE4 Good Index since 2004.
GoGreen program is a complete success
“Our very high ranking again this year in the international indices demonstrates that our GoGreen environmental protection program is a complete success. I’m proud that we were able to improve on our results from last year and be at the forefront of the ranked companies,” said DPDHL CEO Frank Appel. “Our goal again next year is to keep the impact of all our business units on the environment as minimal as possible and to continue to maintain our top ranking as a company.”
Deutsche Post DHL was also given high marks in this year’s Global 500 Report put out by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The Group’s carbon reporting achieved the highest score among all other companies in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), receiving 99 out of 100 points. The CDP is a non-profit organization, which is commissioned by 551 investors around the world with combined assets under management of roughly US$71 billion to evaluate the climate protection data and strategies of the world’s largest companies.
As part of its Strategy 2015, Deutsche Post DHL defined sustainable management as a focal point of its future growth strategy. The company’s approach to sustainability involves not only acting responsibly toward employees and investors, but especially the social responsibility and environmental protection programs that Deutsche Post DHL carries out as part of its “Living Responsibility” initiative.