Auckland, September 17: Fletcher Building has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability™ Australia Index (DJSI) for the first time, as one of just five New Zealand companies included in either the Australian or Asia-Pacific index.
Chief Financial Officer Bevan McKenzie said: “Being included in the DJSI for the first time reflects our conscious decision to increase our focus on sustainability. This is a key enabler of our strategy, and we will continue to pursue improvement in the transparency of our reporting across the social, environmental, and governance dimensions of our business.
“The investor community is increasingly making investment decisions on a wider range of metrics than financial performance alone, so we are pleased that an external body such as DJSI endorses our efforts by giving us a strong rating on our non-financial metrics.”
The DJSI is the leading global index for measuring how well companies are managing sustainability within their business and how clearly they report on their financial, social and environmental performance.
Head of ESG Ratings for the DJSI assessors RobecoSAM Manjit Jus says:
“We congratulate Fletcher Building Limited for being included in the DJSI Australia. The Corporate Sustainability Assessment has again raised the bar in identifying those companies best-positioned to address future sustainability challenges and opportunities."
Fletcher Building looks forward to taking part in the DJSI again in 2020.