Novo Nordisk remained at top of the pharmaceutical sector on the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) with a score of 80 out of a possible 100. The company’s score is a decrease of three points from 2016, six points behind the 2017 industry leader. Novo Nordisk’s 2017 ranking marks the 18th straight year Novo Nordisk has been a member of the DJSI.
About the DJSI Index
Every year, Novo Nordisk takes part in the extensive Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) assessment by RobecoSAM, which determines the DJSI ranking. Since 1999, the DJSI has ranked companies’ efforts
The DJSI is a leading global sustainability benchmark tracking performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The index serves as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provides an engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.
The DJSI is tailored to the asset management industry through its methodology for gathering, analyzing, quantifying, and distributing ESG data. About 3,400 listed companies worldwide take part in the assessment, which covers between 80-120 industry-specific questions focusing on economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to the companies’ success, but that are under-researched in conventional financial analysis.
About the Index
Every other year, Novo Nordisk takes part in the extensive Access to Medicine Index (ATMI) ranking. Since 2008, the Access to Medicine Index has ranked pharmaceutical companies’ efforts to improve access to medicine in developing countries. The aim of the Index is to acknowledge and share best practices within the pharmaceutical industry.
In 2016, Novo Nordisk was ranked tenth in the index; in 2014 we were ranked second; and in 2012 we were ranked sixth.
In 2017, we were awarded the performance score ‘A’ on the CDP Climate A list - one of only three pharma companies globally. This is the 15th time we submit information to the CDP report.
About the index
CDP is a not-for-profit organisation that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.