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Sonova remains on prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Due to continuous improvement in the area of sustainability, Sonova has again been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) in 2018. Among its industry peers, Sonova did especially well in the categories Innovation Management, Customer Relationship Management, Codes of Business Conduct, Materiality, Environmental Reporting as well as Environmental Policy.
The global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World), in which Sonova has been listed since September 2014, is internationally regarded as an important reference for sustainable corporate management and honors the best of each industry. The index comprises the leading ten percent of the world’s 2,500 largest listed companies. It serves as a benchmark for investors who factor in sustainability when assembling their investment portfolios. Analysts from RobecoSAM evaluate companies from 60 industries on a range of environmental, economic and social criteria to determine the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index rating and review the index every year.
Sonova obtained very high scores in the following areas: Product Quality, Health Outcome Contribution, Materiality, Environmental Reporting as well as Environmental Policy. Compared to the previous period, Sonova was able to make the biggest improvements in terms of Environmental Reporting, Social Reporting and Marketing Practices.
Being listed on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fifth year running is recognition of our ongoing sustainability efforts. We consider this admittance both an incentive and an obligation to continue to do everything in our power to further advance our four sustainability commitments.
Arnd Kaldowski, CEO of Sonova
This success is anchored in the array of initiatives and programs that Sonova uses to implement its vision, values and commitments on a daily basis. Sonova creates sustainable value for all its stakeholders – by providing access to hearing care for millions of people with hearing loss, by continuously innovating to offer the best solutions to our customers, by investing in our employees and partners, and by applying eco-efficient practices across all our business activities.