Luxury retailer Burberry has been recognised for its ongoing effort to become more sustainable and is included in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the first time. The admission to the Index lists Burberry as one of the top performing companies under the 'Consumer Durable and Apparel' sector
for Corporate Sustainability in the world. "It is a great honour to be included in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index," commented Burberry's Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Bailey.
"I believe our inclusion reflects the real focus, importance and integrated approach that we place as a culture on managing our business in a responsible and sustainable manner - this recognition means a great deal to all of us at Burberry." Currently in its 16th year, the industry specific and top-in-class ranking approach to its selection of companies sees the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices act as trusted benchmarks for recognising sustainable business practices as indicative of long-term shareholder value.
Launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index tracks and recognises the performance of the top 10 percent of the 2500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM.