GVC Holdings, the multinational sports-betting and gaming group, announced Friday it is to become a member of Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), following the results of the DJSI’s annual review.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability, tracking the leading sustainability-driven companies based on analysis of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors as well as S&P DJI’s robust index methodology. The review was conducted by RobecoSAM, the investment specialist, focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing.
RobecoSAM assesses the world’s largest companies via its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which uses a consistent, rules-based methodology to convert an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score. This score determines inclusion in the DJSI.
Nick Batram, GVC’s director of investor relations said:
“We are proud to be recognised as a leader in corporate social responsibility, which is at the core everything we do as a business. Acting responsibly is not a luxury but fundamental to our long-term success and a key driver of shareholder value.”
Manjit Jus, head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM said: “I congratulate GVC for being included in the DJSI Europe. Companies that compete for a coveted place in the DJSI challenge themselves to continuously improve their sustainability practices and we are pleased to see that the number of companies that commit to achieving measurable positive impacts continues to rise.”