“We are delighted by our renewed listing in this important sustainability index. It is a fundamental principle of our corporate philosophy to balance commercial success with the needs of our developing society and the environment within Africa and globally,” said Klaus Eckstein, chief executive officer of Bayer Southern Africa.
Like only 14 other companies worldwide, Bayer has been included in the index since it was established in 1999. The DJSI World serves as a guide in investment decisions for institutional investors who place value on a company’s sustainability.
Swiss rating agency RobecoSAM assessed 1,800 of the world’s largest companies on behalf of index provider, S&P Dow Jones Indices, looking at those with the best overall economic, ecological and social performances.
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Bayer was rated in the areas of risk management, supplier management and stakeholder dialogue.
“With an aim to integrate the dialogue between the financial, ecological and societal factors and underline its influences to ensure the long-term development these areas form an integral part of our global and African development strategy,” concluded Eckstein.
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