NYSE Euronext Scores Higher in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
NYSE Euronext (NYX) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third consecutive year, and that its overall score again rose year-over-year.
“Sustainability is now becoming an integral part of our business practices and decision making across the organization, and our higher scores in the index reflect that progress,” said Michelle Greene, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. “NYSE Euronext sees sustainability as a key component of how we execute our strategy and deliver on our leadership responsibility to our global community.”
NYSE Euronext’s overall score rose 3 points to 54, up 6 percent from 2011. The 2012 rating is 15 points higher than the average score of companies in the financial sector.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
In related news, NYSE Euronext last week was named to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s S&P 500 Leadership Index, and recently marked its second year as the only carbon-neutral global exchange operator.