Embraer listed on Dow for seventh consecutive year
For the seventh consecutive year, Embraer has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World Universe 2016/2017. Based on the analysis of several sustainability metrics, the DJSI lists companies that stand out for their economic, social and environmental performance.
Embraer’s overall score increased for the third consecutive year (70 points in 2014, 73 last year and 78 now). The company’s score awarded to all three dimensions – economic, environmental and social – also grew, increasing in 13 of the 19 criteria analyzed.
According to this year’s list, Embraer is the benchmark in its segment in three items: innovation management, supply chain management and attraction and retention of talent, in which the company obtained the highest scores. Another highlight in 2016 was the improvement in the following criteria: business code of conduct, environmental reporting, human capital development, philanthropy and corporate citizenship.
The index lists 464 companies, and Embraer is one of the 11 Brazilian companies and one of five from the aerospace and defence sector, out of 34 eligible. The analysis is conducted by the Swiss sustainable investment company RobecoSAM, which invited over 3,000 companies of the S&P Global Broad Market Index from 59 sectors to take part in the evaluation.
In 2009, Embraer appeared in DJSI analysis as a “Sector Mover,” which ranks companies by the number of positions gained among their peers. In 2010, Embraer was listed in the index, and was rated “Gold Class,” reference given to companies with the best performance in their sectors. In 2011, the company was the aerospace and defence sector leader. Since then, Embraer has been listed in the DJSI World, and joins the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since it was created, in 2013.