Bangalore, India – September 23, 2014:Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services companytoday announced that it has been selected as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) – 2014 for the fifthyear in succession. Wipro is included in both the DJSI World and Emerging Markets Indices.Further, Wipro is the global sector leader for the software and services industry.
A total of 1813 companies were assessed from around the world of which 319 have been chosen as the DJSI World constituents for the year 2014-15, the IT Services sector saw 74 companies participating globally of which 7 have been selected for the World Index.
DJSI is a leading global indicator tracking the financial performance of companies across all industries that outperform on Sustainability. The selection was done on the basis of an exhaustive, rigorous evaluation of Wipro’s sustainability performance on several dimensions spanning economic, environment and social sustainability – a few examples are Climate Change Performance, Corporate Governance, Innovation, Labor Practices and Digital Inclusion.
Speaking about this achievement, Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro Limited, said, “We are honored to be included as a member in the DJSI (World) for the fifthsuccessive year. DJSI’s rigorous and comprehensive assessment helps us constantly calibrate and strengthen our sustainability programs across economic, ecological and social dimensions.”
The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. Launched in 1999, the DJSI are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.