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DJSI names Burberry as ‘industry leader’ in sustainability

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BurberryBritish luxury fashion house Burberry has been recognized as ‘industry leader’ in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the ‘consumer durables and apparel sector’ second time in a row.

The DSJI, which was launched in 1999, serves as a benchmark for asset managers who integrate sustainability considerations into their investment decision-making. It is a significant global metric, enabling investors to analyse the various economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to companies’ success.

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The back-to-back commendation by the index is a reflection of its strong commitment to continuously exploring more productive and sustainable ways of working, states Burberry. The company achieved the best scores in customer relationship management, tax strategy, environmental reporting, and stakeholder engagement categories.

This latest accolade is one in a line of many for Burberry in the field of sustainability. It is also listed in FTSE4Good Index and MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series; a participant of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP); and a member of UN Global Compact, Ethical Trading Initiative and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

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Burberry was also recognized in RobecoSAM’s 2016 Sustainability Yearbook as “Industry Mover, Bronze Class” in textiles, apparel and luxury goods category, for having achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance.

 

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