Storebrand included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Storebrand is one of the world's 10 percent most sustainable listed companies, ranked by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
– We are delighted to be among the top 10 percent most sustainable companies in the world. This is an important recognition of our long term, systematic work on sustainability and a great motivation to continuously improve and excel. I am proud of all my colleagues who integrate sustainability in every part of our business, says Odd Arild Grefstad, CEO in Storebrand.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the major standard for corporate sustainability. It is an important guideline for investors and other stakeholders in assessing companies' non-financial results.
As more companies are integrating sustainability into their strategies, the number of companies that reported increased by 19 percent this year. Storebrand has in recent years worked to increase transparency in our sustainability reporting and has established a separate sustainability library on our webpages make the work available for everyone.
– Our goal is to inspire other companies to improve their work with sustainability. We want to share how we work with sustainable risks and opportunities both as an investor, and in our own operations. The latest addition to our sustainability library is our procurement strategy and all the questions we ask suppliers related to sustainability, says Karin Greve-Isdahl, Executive Vice President with responsibility for sustainability.
Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global says in a comment:
“We congratulate Storebrand for being included in the DJSI World. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. With a record number of companies participating in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment and more stringent rules for inclusion this year, this sets your company apart and rewards your continued commitment to people and planet."
Sustainability is an integral part of Storebrand's core business. This means we strive to evaluate economic, social and environmental aspects before we make any decision. Being one of the nordics largest private asset manager, we have a responsibility to manage our customers' savings and pensions in a way that contributes to sustainable development. Storebrand has clear requirements for sustainable operations in our business and for our partners and suppliers. Since 2008, sustainability reporting has been an integral part of the annual report and certified by an independent party.
About the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
- Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the major standard for corporate sustainability.
- Over 3,538 of the world’s largest companies in both developed and emerging markets were invited to take part in SAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
- This year the percentage of participating companies increased by an astonishing 19% compared to 2019
Storebrand's ambition is to provide our customers with financial freedom and security by being the best provider of long-term savings and insurance. Storebrand will deliver sustainable solutions adapted to the customer's individual situation, so that each person receives a better pension in a more sustainable world. Storebrand has about 40.000 corporate customers and 2 million individual customers, and has its headquarter at Lysaker outside of Oslo, Norway. Storebrand manages NOK 921 bn and is one of the largest asset managers in the Nordics. Storebrand (STB) is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. Visit us at www.storebrand.com and follow us on Twitter: @Storebrand_no