MAPFRE has once again been included for the third consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), one of the most significant global barometers for measuring the performance of companies in terms of sustainability and CSR.
The company, which scored one point better than last year, is once again recognized by this very competitive index, which this year saw more than 2,500 of the world’s largest companies seeking inclusion. The final grouping extends to just 323, of which only 19 are Spanish.
The DJSI, which is reviewed annually by S&P Global, monitors the financial performance of companies focused on sustainability and social responsibility through an analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. The companies making up the DJSI are publicly recognized as leaders in a social and environmental context and are noted for managing these elements at scale.
This latest milestone bears testament to the fact that MAPFRE has, for 87 years, been working with a clear commitment to people and the planet and contributing to the development of the social and enterprise infrastructure of all those countries in which it operates, in addition to delivering solid financial returns and maintaining the highest standards in corporate excellence.
In 2019, the Group approved its Sustainability Plan 2019-2021, where this commitment was further underscored and articulated across three dimensions – environmental, social and governance – and on a business strategy focused on responsible investment policies and risk selection aligned with the low-carbon economy.
Furthermore, MAPFRE is firmly committed to socially responsible investment and already boasts a complete range of products that meet ESG criteria. MAPFRE AM, its fund manager, has a unique fund in the market, MAPFRE AM Inclusión Responsable, which places special emphasis on the “S” of ESG, namely the social element, by investing in companies that promote the inclusion of people with disabilities on the workforce.
This summer, MAPFRE was listed for the 14th consecutive year in the FTSE4Good index, while in 2019, the Group was selected by the H&K Responsible Investment Brand Index (RIBI), which identifies asset management companies acting as responsible investors and who are committed to sustainability. MAPFRE was also included in The Sustainability Yearbook 2020, which uses ESG criteria as a basis for inclusion.
Recently, MAPFRE was included in Euronext Vigeo Europe 120, Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 and in the Ethibel Sustainability Europe (ESI) Excellence Europe index.