The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) family is derived from and fully integrated with the Dow Jones Global Indexes.
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI World) were established to track the performance of the top 10% of the biggest 2500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Index which lead their field in terms of corporate sustainability. Through a best-in-class approach, SAM aims to identify sustainability leaders for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes.
The analysis consists of general as well as industry specific criteria. The index provider believes that corporate sustainability increases shareholder value in the long run. In addition to the composite DJSI World, there are five specialized subset indexes ex(cluding) alcohol, ex gambling, ex tobacco, ex armaments & firearms and, ex alcohol, tobacco, gambling, armaments & firearms indexes.