A few weeks after food ingredients company Danisco achieved a place in the Dow Jones Index for sustainability, the company announced this week that it is now also listed in the FTSE4 Good Global Index.
The index, a joint venture between the UK Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange, was founded in 1995. Companies in the index have all been recognised for their efforts for social and environmental sustainability. Before companies are accepted into the index, they are evaluated by the independent organisation EIRIS (Ethical Investment Research Service), established by clerical and charity institutions with the aim of providing consulting services about ethically sustainable investments.
"The inclusion in the index is yet another acknowledgement of the fact that Danisco is based on sound principles of respect for the environment and human rights. It is important to us and to our surroundings that our actions are ethically justifiable, but is also important to Danisco's business," boasted Søren Vogelsang, vice president, sustainable development, Danisco.