Sandvik, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys for demanding environments, has been listed in the top 10% of most sustainable companies in its sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) was launched in 1999. It assesses the world’s 2,500 largest companies and is one of the most respected independent sustainability ranking indices in the world.

The company was awarded a percentile score of 97, meaning that it performs better on the indicators overall than 97% of assessed companies in the same sector (capital goods).

Björn Rosengren, president and CEO of Sandvik said that sustainability was key to the company’s ability to create increased customer value. “It is a natural part of our strategy,” he added, explaining how it enables the business to help its customers be safer, more efficient and more productive.

Sandvik performed best of the assessed companies in our industry (Capital Goods) in terms of customer relationship management, environmental reporting, corporate citizenship, philanthropy and human capital cevelopment and labour practice indicators.