First published in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) is one of the most established and mainstream environmental, social and governance (ESG) indices and sustainability benchmarks in the world.  DJSI is backed by Dow Jones and conducted by SAM, a back-end ESG researcher focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing.  Receiving a spot on the DJSI is one of the most prestigious honors for sustainably-focused companies.

The DJSI/SAM data collection relies upon a comprehensive questionnaire, self-reporting, industry specific factors and media and stakeholder input.  On September 9, 2010 the 2010 DJSI results were announced.  On October 8, 2010 SAM identified a problem with its software, admitted that the issue might affect the 2010 DJSI outcomes and stepped into action to review and mitigate the result discrepancies.  Today, November 4, 2010, SAM announced the newest DJSI additions, deletions and adjustments to global supersector leaders.  Changes to the 2010 DJSI include:

  • DJSI World: 8 additions, 3 deletions
  • DJSI North America: 2 additions, 1 deletion
  • DJSI Europe: 8 additions, 2 deletions
  • DJSI Asia Pacific: 2 additions
  • DJSI Korea: No changes


Additions include:

DJSI World

  • Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica S.A.
  • Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica
  • Terna S.p.A
  • Red Electrica Corp. S.A.
  • Aegon N.V.
  • Seiko Epson Corp
  • KT&G Corp.
  • Nippon Yusen K.K.

DJSI North America

  • Goldcorp Inc.
  • Time Warner Inc.

DJSI Europe

  • Bayer AG
  • Portugal Telecom SGPS S/A
  • Terna S.p.A.
  • Royal KPN N.V.
  • Aegon N.V.
  • Klepierre S.A.
  • Legal & General Group PLC.
  • Standard Life PLC.

DJSI Asia Pacific

  • Yokogawa Electric Corp.
  • Seiko Epson Corp.

Deletions include:

DJSI World

  • Centrica PLC
  • Noble Corp
  • Rohm Co. Ltd.

DJSI North America

  • Plum Creek Timber Company Inc.

DJSI Europe

  • Fortum Oyj
  • UPN-Kymmene Oyj

Other changes take into account global supersector leadership.  New leaders include:

  • Chemicals: Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Construction & Materials: Panasonic Electric Works
  • Personal & Household: Panasonic Corp
  • Utilities: Gas Natural Fenosa

For other information, visit: http://www.sustainability-indexes.com

–Katherine Kaminski