Aflac Named to 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index
Monday, November 29th, 2021
Aflac Incorporated announced today that the company is included on the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI). The DJSI, generated through the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), is widely recognized as a foremost global sustainability benchmark. This is the eighth time that Aflac has appeared on this prestigious index.
The DJSI comprises North American sustainability leaders as identified by S&P Global through the CSA. It represents the top 20% of the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
"With a growing number of sustainability-focused investors, it is important that Aflac continues to demonstrate the importance of a balanced approach to business profitability while having a positive impact on the communities we serve. Appearing on the DJSI confirms that Aflac is among the sustainable leaders in environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters," said Aflac Incorporated President and Chief Operating Officer Frederick J. Crawford. "As a publicly traded insurance company whose success relies on maintaining trust among our constituents, we are extremely pleased with this third-party validation of our efforts to conduct and disclose fair, secure and ethical business practices."
According to S&G Global, companies who participate in the CSA receive scores ranging from 0 to 100 and are assigned percentile rankings for approximately 20 financially relevant sustainability criteria across economic, environmental and social dimensions. Aflac received perfect scores in a number of criteria, including Board Diversity Policy, IT Security/Cybersecurity Measures, Climate Change Strategy, Climate Risk Management, Workforce Breakdown: Race/Ethnicity and Nationality, and more.
"We congratulate Aflac for being included in the DJSI for North America," said Manjit Jus, global head of ESG Research, S&P Global. "A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global CSA is a testament to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency."
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