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Burberry announced as industry leader for sustainability in the Dow Jones Sustainability world index


Burberry has been recognised as the Industry leader in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in the 'Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods' sector. This is the second consecutive year that Burberry has been included in the index, reflecting the company’s strong commitment to continuously explore more productive and sustainable ways of working.

Burberry achieved industry best scores in the following areas:

  • Economic Dimension - Customer Relationship Management
  • Economic Dimension - Tax Strategy
  • Environmental Dimension - Best score for overall dimension
  • Environmental Dimension - Environmental Reporting
  • Social Dimension - Best score for overall dimension
  • Social Dimension - Stakeholder Engagement

The index serves as a benchmark for asset managers who integrate sustainability considerations into their decision-making. It is a significant global metric, enabling investors to analyse the many economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to companies’ success.

Burberry is also listed in the FTSE4Good Index and the MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series, is a participant of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and a member of the UN Global Compact, the Ethical Trading Initiative and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). Burberry was also recognised in RobecoSAM’s 2016 Sustainability Yearbook as ‘Industry Mover, Bronze Class’ in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods category, for having achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance.

Further information on Burberry's corporate responsibility programme can be found on the Burberry plc website. 

Notes to editors

About Burberry

  • Established in 1856, Burberry is a global British luxury brand with a heritage of innovation, craftsmanship and design.
  • The Burberry business comprises 5 divisions: mens, womens, childrens, accessories and beauty.
  • Burberry is headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange (BRBY.L) Burberry is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.
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About the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

  • The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks.
  • The indices are created by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family of indices tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria.
  • The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.