The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) family is derived from and fully integrated with the Dow Jones Global Indexes. The DJSI North America with the indexes DJSI North America, DJSI North America 40, DJSI US and DJSI US 40 tracks the financial performance of the top 20% in terms of sustainability of the 600 biggest North American companies in the Dow Jones World Index. The DJSI United States is the US subset of the DJSI North America.
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 North America, a regional subset - the DJSI United States - derived from this benchmark covers the sustainability leaders in the US. Furthermore, for both indexes specialized subsets are available that exclude companies with an exposure to tobacco, alcohol, gambling, armaments and the firearms industry.