Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) (see sustainability-indices.com) are recognized globally in providing asset managers with investment indexes and benchmarks in the field of Sustainability Investing. In 2014 SKF was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI World) and the European sustainability index (DJSI Europe) for the fifteenth year in succession. SKF has once more been recognized as best-in-class within both environmental reporting and environmental management.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes were launched in 1999 and are longest-running and most prestigious global sustainability benchmarks worldwide. Only the top 10% of best performing companies in economical, environmental and social performances are selected for inclusion. SKF is included in the IEQ Industrial Engineering sector.
FTSE4Good Index Series
SKF has also been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, see ftse.com, since the first result was published in 2001.
Ethibel PIONEER and Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Registers
SKF has been included in the Ethibel PIONEER and Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Registers since 28 January 2005 and recently reconfirmed on 16 May 2014. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL (www.forumethibel.org) indicates that the company can be qualified as a sector leader in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
SKF is also constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability EXCELLENCE Europe Index.
Oekom Research has assigned an overall grade of B- to SKF, see oekom-research.com
SKF is included in the Machinery sector and is classified as “Prime” – a leader in the industry.
In April 2014, VIGEO rated SKF number one in the Mechanical Components & Equipment sector Europe.
VIGEO is a leading European expert in the assessment of companies and organizations with regard to their practices and performance on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues. VIGEO’s review framework is based on ISO 26000 social responsibility standard and is divided into six domains – environment, human rights, human resources, business behaviour, corporate governance and community involvement.