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LANXESS included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index World for the fifth consecutive time



As of September 21, 2015, specialty Chemicals Company LANXESS will be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the fifth time in a row. The composition of the well-renowned sustainability index is determined once a year according to financially material environmental, social and governance factors.

The index follows the “best in class” principle: only the top 10 percent of the companies assessed in each industry sector are included in the DJSI World. In this year, LANXESS was especially recognized for its commitment in the areas occupational health and safety, codes of conduct and compliance, risk and crisis management, customer relationship management, corporate citizenship as well as innovation management.

The DJSI is compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, in cooperation with RobecoSAM, an asset manager specialized in sustainability investing. In this year, the world’s largest 3,400 companies from developed and emerging markets were invited to take part in the assessment.