- Company achieves top ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
- No. 1 and thus the most sustainable industrial company across seven sectors
Siemens has been named the most sustainable company in its industry group. The Swiss investment company RobecoSAM compiles the internationally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) each year for Dow Jones, a provider of financial market indices. In this year's DJSI, Siemens ranked first in the Capital Goods Industry Group, which includes about 350 companies from seven sectors. Siemens was able to reaffirm its rating from the previous year and achieved a very high total score of 93 out of a maximum of 100 points (after earning 93 points last year). This means that Siemens has been represented every year since the DJSI was first published 15 years ago.
At the same time, the company again captured the No. 1 spot in the area of Industrial Conglomerates, where it took first place among 46 companies. This sector also includes companies such as 3M, Philips and Toshiba. "We're convinced that sustainability is crucial for Siemens AG's long-term economic success. For this reason, achieving this recognition again makes us very proud, and confirms the strong emphasis we place on sustainability," said Roland Busch, who is a member of the Siemens AG Managing Board and has special responsibility for sustainability.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is one of the world's largest providers of environmental technologies. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled 74.4 billion and income from continuing operations 4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at: http://www.siemens.com.
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