PepsiCo Named to 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
PepsiCo last night announced its inclusion in the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI World and DJSI North America) and its position as sustainability leader in the beverage sector.PepsiCo has been named as a member of North America Index five times and the World Index four times in recognition of the company’s economic, environmental and social performance. Inclusion is based on a wide range of criteria including corporate governance, environmental reporting, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, and talent attraction and retention.
“Our promise to deliver sustainable growth is the cornerstone of our Performance with Purpose mission, a belief that financial success must go hand-in-hand with our social and environmental responsibilities,” said Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO. “Recognition on these indexes remains a strong validation of our efforts to act responsibly, encourage healthier lifestyles, minimize our environmental footprint and invest in our people and communities.”
Through Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo helps devise solutions to key global challenges where the company can have a significant impact, which includes the protection of our planet’s natural resources. As a demonstration of commitments, the company recently published its first water report highlighting its progress toward achieving water conservation and efficiency goals. PepsiCo’s Water Report and 2009 Sustainability Report can be viewed at http://www.pepsico.com/Purpose.html.
Launched in 1999, DJSI is the first global investment index tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The DJSI World Index identifies companies that exemplify leadership in sustainability among the leading 10 percent of the world’s top 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The DJSI North America Index covers the leading 20% in terms of sustainability of the 600 biggest North American companies.