Wipro becomes Dow Jones Sustainability World Index member for 11th successive year; stock gains 1%

3429 companies were assessed from around the world, of which 323 made it to the final DJSI (World) index for 2020-2021.

Nov 20, 2020 06:11 IST India Infoline News Service

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IT-major Wipro once again becomes a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) – 2020 for the eleventh year in succession. At around 11.47 am, Wipro was trading at Rs345.90 per piece up 0.95% on Sensex.

Thierry Delaporte, CEO and Managing Director, Wipro Limited, said, “It is an honor to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in recognition of our comprehensive sustainability approach. At Wipro, sustainability is more than just programs. It is infused throughout our company culture in how we make decisions and run our business. The DJSI recognition underscores our commitment to having a positive social and environmental impact.”

So far this year, 3429 companies were assessed from around the world, of which 323 made it to the final DJSI (World) index for 2020-2021.

In the IT segment, 86 companies participated globally of which ten have been selected in the World Index. Wipro is also part of DJSI (Emerging Markets).

S&P DJSI (World) launched in 1999,  is the leading global standard for corporate sustainability and represents the top 10% of an industry sector based on performance on a comprehensive range of Economic, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) parameters.

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