Singapore - Keppel Corporation is the only industrial conglomerate and one of only four Singapore companies to be listed as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) 2013/2014. The group’s property arm, Keppel Land, is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the third consecutive year, and the DJSI Asia Pacific for the fourth consecutive year.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are released by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Swiss-based investment firm RobecoSAM. The DJSI Asia Pacific, launched in 2009, tracks the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest Australian, Hong Kong, Japanese, Korean, New Zealand, Singaporean and Taiwanese companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability.
Ms Wang Look Fung, Director of Group Corporate Affairs, Keppel Corporation, said, “In our commitment to operate our businesses sustainably, Keppel is focused on identifying and managing long-term risks and opportunities which include economic, environmental and social dimensions. The company’s inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific recognises our leadership in sustainability.”
Keppel Corporation recently published its 2012 sustainability report to communicate its aspirations, plans, actions, performance and commitment to grow holistically. The report draws on internationally-recognised standards of reporting, including the Global Reporting Initiative 3.1 guidelines and AA1000 Assurance Standard 2008, and fulfils the requirements of GRI Application Level B+. The report is available at www.kepcorp.com.
The DJSI was launched in 1999 and is the longest-running global sustainability benchmark worldwide. It has become a reference point in sustainability investing for investors and companies. Corporate sustainability scores are calculated based on RobecoSAM’s established research methodology that accounts for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends and evaluates corporations based on a variety of criteria including climate change strategies, energy consumption, human resources development, knowledge management, stakeholder relations and corporate governance.