Index profile

DJSI Europe 40

Index family


The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) family is derived from and fully integrated with the Dow Jones Global Indexes.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and respective subsets track the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest European companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability. Through a best-in-class approach, SAM aims to identify sustainability leaders for the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Indexes.
The analysis consists of general as well as industry specific criteria. The index provider believes that corporate sustainability increases shareholder value in the long run. In addition to the composite DJSI Europe, there are specialized subset indexes ex(cluding) alcohol, ex gambling, ex tobacco, ex armaments & firearms and, ex alcohol, tobacco, gambling, armaments & firearms indexes.
The DJSI Eurozone Index is composed of Eurozone sustainability leaders as identified by SAM through a corporate sustainability assessment. The Index represents all Eurozone companies in the DJSI Europe Index.

Excluding criteria

Excluding criteria are only considered in the specialized indexes. These exclude companies which are active in certain industries e.g. alcohol, tobacco, gambling, firearms & armements and adult entertainment.

Positive criteria

The company selection process for the indexes is done based on a corporate sustainability assessment and is carried out by SAM. According to SAM this assessment allows the calculation of a sustainability performance key-figure for each company. The sustainability performance reflects the company's ability to create economic, social and ecological added value and is the result of a process to analyze and assess sustainability. The figure is calculated for every company within the investment universe of the DJSI World. The Corporate Sustainability Assessment can be divided into three levels:

- Questionnaire
- Quality of publicly accessible documents
- Verification

The criteria for the sustainability assessment of a company cover for example the following areas:

- strategic planning
- organizational learning
- environmental performance
- external stakeholders
- corporate governance

The sustainability performance key-figure of a company is calculated using SAM Information Management System (SIMS)The answers to the questionnaire along with the results of the quality of the publicly accessible information and the verification factor are evaluated along well defined rating and weighting parameters. The result, the so called Corporate Sustainability Score, is the key-figure for the company's sustainability performance. It can be corrected at any time should a test reveal any engagement into critical activities.

Research done by

SAM Research

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