Nokia, Sodexho and Unilever Named Leaders of Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Nokia, Sodexho and Unilever Named Leaders of Dow Jones Sustainability Index

The SAM Group yesterday released its 2009 review of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, adding 33 companies to the global list of the world's largest, most sustainable firms, and removing 33 firms, leaving the list at 317. The North American index included 26 new firms and eight deleted firms, bringing the list to 139.

The largest additions to the DJSI World list include Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola, and Samsung Electronics, while the biggest deletions from this index are National Grid, Mitsubishi Estate, and SABMiller.

For the North American list, companies added to the list include Safeway, Fedex, ConEd and J.C. Penney. The companies that didn't make the cut include Pfizer, Health Net and Xcel Energy.

In order to compile the list, SAM and Dow Jones base their review on a number of factors, including corporate governance, climate change strategies, supply chain standards, branding and additional criteria specific to each of 58 sectors.

The review also includes a list of leading companies in 19 "supersectors" -- the companies that performed highest in industries from automobiles to technology to food and beverage.

The full list of 19 leading companies is:

Company Name Industry adidas Personal & Household Goods Aracruz Celulose Basic Resources ANZ Banking Group Banks BMW Automobiles CEMIG Utilities DSM Chemicals GPT Group Real Estate Investimentos Itau Financial Services Kingfisher Retail Nokia Technology Panasonic Electric Works Construction & Materials Pearson Media Roche HealthCare Sodexo Travel & Leisure Swiss Re Insurance Telefonica Telecommunications TNT Industrial Goods & Services Total Oil & Gas Unilever Food & Beverage


More details, including lists of companies on the list as well as performance figures for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, is online at