ING industry leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

ING is the highest scoring company in the ‘Diversified financials’ category of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices annual review for 2014. ING scored 82 out of 100 (2013: 76).


ING’s performance has resulted in its inclusion as the industry leader in the category ‘Diversified financials’ in the DJSI World and Europe Indices for the first time since 1999.


This assessment of our performance reflects the efforts we made on further integrating sustainability in our key activities. “This underscores that we’re making progress on our sustainability performance,” says Léon Wijnands, global head Sustainability, ING Group. “We are proud of this recognition and are motivated to keep getting better and making a positive impact on society.” 


S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review on 11 September  2014.


Launched in 1999, the DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental, and social factors. This year marks the 15 year anniversary of the DJSI. 


Each year, over 3,000 publicly traded companies are invited to participate in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment.


From 2015, ING will be classified within the industry category ‘Banks’ for inclusion in these indices.


Read more in the RobecoSAM Annual Review 2014.