Inditex has been ranked the most sustainable company in the global retailing industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third year in a row. The company scored a total of 68 points out of 100, putting it 45 points above the sector average.This ranking, which is compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices using the methodology developed by sustainability investing specialist RobecoSAM, highlights Inditex’s leadership in sustainable development and defines the company as a global benchmark in the field. RobecoSAM’s corporate assessment method was overhauled this year, reinforcing the focus on continuous monitoring of the sustainability principles the participating companies report to the market.
The company obtained some of the highest scores in its sector in the following categories: Supply Chain Management, Strategy for Emerging Markets, Contribution to Society and Philanthropy and Human Rights, among others. Inditex has been a member of the DJSI since 2001, consistently being placed at the top end of the retailing category. This year, the index, which dates back to 1999, invited 3,500 companies from 60 different sectors to participate, ranking them along economic, social and environmental criteria.