Saturday, September 14, 2019 — Overnight Telenet reconfirmed its sustainability leadership in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and was rewarded for the seventh time as sustainability leader for the global media industry, with a strong economic, environmental and social performance.
Telenet will continue its membership of the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe and World Indices, for the ninth consecutive year. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) exclusively consists of leading companies that are best equipped to recognize and respond to emerging opportunities and risks resulting from global sustainability trends.
- As Industry Group Leader rewarded for social, economic and environmental performance
- Continued membership in Dow Jones Sustainability Europe and World Indices since 2011
The results of the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Review were announced overnight by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. The DJSI consist of leading companies across all industries that outperform their peers in the same sector on relevant sustainability metrics. The organization assesses a company's long-term value creation with questions on financially material economic, environmental, and social practices, tracking issues such as corporate governance, environmental performance, supply chain standards and employee retention.
With a company score of 80 points, Telenet reconfirmed its sustainability leadership for the global media sector, with a strong social, environmental and economic performance. Telenet is the only DJSI Sector Leader in Belgium.
Telenet achieves the highest ratings for its social performance (85 points) and shows strong results for its environmental (79 points) and economic (75 points) performance.
Telenet leads its sector on:
- Risk & Crisis Management
- Codes of Business Conduct
- Policy Influence
- Supply Chain Management
- Brand Management
- Privacy Protection
- Labor Practice Indicators
- Human Rights
- Human Capital Development
- Talent Attraction & Retention
- Responsibility of Content
In addition, Telenet received strong scores for its performance on:
- Customer Relationship Management
- Information Security/Cybersecurity & System Availability
- Operational Eco-Efficiency
More detailed information can be found in the official Industry Leaders Report as published by RobecoSAM.
Telenet’s commitment to sustainability: Staying ahead
At Telenet, sustainability is an integral part of the company's long-term strategy and business vision. We strive for sustainable growth, with a good balance between operational excellence and social responsibility, taking into account the social, economic and environmental aspects of our business operations. Together with our employees and stakeholders, we want to make a positive contribution to the Belgian economy and build a society in which people enjoy to live and work together, embracing the endless possibilities of the digital world at the fullest and with pleasure. For a better quality of life. The Telenet Sustainability Report 2018 provides a detailed insight in the progress made on our key focus domains and initiatives.
We are proud that our commitment to responsible business practices and sustainable development is being rewarded by Telenet's inclusion to the Dow Jones Sustainability World & Europe Indices. This recognizes the investments we make as a company to build a digital society that propels us and helps people and businesses staying one step ahead.
John Porter, CEO, Telenet