Ambuja Cement among the top 5 in global DJSI ranking-2018
Ambuja Cements Ltd., a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim and one of the leading cement manufacturing companies in India, has moved two notches up to 5th rank globally in the Construction Material category adjudged by the internationally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index – 2018, thus setting yet another benchmark in the sustainable development.
With this, Ambuja Cement has earned the distinction of being the only Indian company to secure such a high rank – up by two positions as compared to the last year’s sustainability benchmarking.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) are a family of benchmarks that uses a best-in-class approach to select sustainability leaders from various industry sectors across the world, enabling investors to track the companies’ performance and integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. Since the launch of the DJSI World in 1999, several other Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and new index families that rely on the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) results have been developed to meet a range of investor specific needs.
Delighted, Ambuja Cement MD & CEO Ajay Kapur said, “We are truly honoured by this highest recognition for the second year in a row from the global DJSI ranking, which is regarded as the most respected independent sustainability ranking system. While this accomplishment reaffirms Ambuja Cement as the clear leader in Sustainability, what makes us feel even more proud is the fact that we have outdone ourselves on this front despite challenges; and moved up in the ranking.”