Wipro Selected as Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) Member for the 8th Consecutive Year
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced that it has been selected as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) – 2017 for the eighth year in succession. Wipro has also been included in the FTSE4Good Index, another pioneering global responsible investment index, designed to identify companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices measured against international standards.
ESG indices provide a robust decision framework for responsible investors to allocate funds and investments. It helps companies to generate superior long-term shareholder value by formally recognizing them for sustainable practices.
Inclusion in DJSI (World) index is based on a rigorous analysis of a company’s performance on 21 primary criteria and more than 120 secondary criteria across Economic, Environmental and Social dimensions. A total of 2086 companies were assessed from around the world of which 320 companies have been chosen as the DJSI (World) constituents for the year 2017-18.
Being a part of indices like S&P-DJSI and FTSE4Good Index is a testament of a company’s high standards of corporate governance, risk management, stakeholder orientation and ethics.
Commenting on these recognitions, Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Wipro Limited said, “It is an honor to be recognized by global indices such as S&P DJSI (World) and FTSE4Good Index. At Wipro, our deep commitment to sustainability stems from the Spirit of Wipro, our values. We see recognitions like these as affirmations of our core values and commitment. It also motivates us constantly to self-reflect, keep improving and progressing further.”
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
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