LafargeHolcim selected in the DJSI Europe Index for its sustainability performance

Early September, the results of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) confirmed LafargeHolcim as a member of the DJSI Europe Index using the combined performance of our two legacy companies. It also highlighted our areas of excellence: stakeholder engagement, recycling, biodiversity, reporting and production standards.

10.13.2015
 

Every year, the DJSI Index evaluates 2,500 companies’ sustainable development performance in terms of social, economic and environmental criteria. In this year’s edition, which was released last month, LafargeHolcim was included in the DJSI Europe Index, as one of the best performing companies in sustainability.

LafargeHolcim, which scored a total of 84 points out of 100, was the only company in the "building materials and fixtures" sector to be selected in Europe, with notable results:

How was our overall score calculated?

Submissions were made earlier in the year by the legacy companies and the scores have been averaged and weighted to enable a combined score for LafargeHolcim to be calculated.

  • Between the legacy companies, we achieved the sector-leading score in 9 out of 22 categories
  • Scores of 100% were achieved by at least one of the legacy companies in 5 categories:
    • stakeholder engagement,
    • water-related risks,
    • recycling strategy (use of alternative fuels),
    • international production standards,
    • and biodiversity.

"These scores would not have been possible without the expertise and hard work of our operations", explains Bernard Mathieu, Head of Sustainable Development for LafargeHolcim. "This year’s results clearly demonstrates the strong base on which we can build to accelerate towards becoming the most sustainable company in our sector and beyond."

 

Did you know?

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) launched in 1999, are a family of indices evaluating the sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. They are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks worldwide and have become the key reference point in sustainability.
The DJSI is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices. It includes general as well as industry-specific sustainability criteria across over 50 sectors.