Telenet rewarded for the sixth time as sustainability leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, category global media sector

Telenet rewarded for the sixth time as sustainability leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, category global media sector

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — Today Telenet reconfirmed its sustainability leadership in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and was rewarded for the sixth time as sustainability leader for the global media industry, with a strong economic, environmental and social performance.

Telenet will continue its membership of the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe and World Indices, for the eight consecutive year. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) exclusively consists of leading companies that are best equipped to recognize and respond to emerging opportunities and risks resulting from global sustainability trends.

  • As Industry Group Leader rewarded for economic, environmental and social performance
  • Continued membership in Dow Jones Sustainability Europe and World Indices since 2011

The results of the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Review were announced today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. The DJSI consist of leading companies across all industries that outperform their peers in the same sector on relevant sustainability metrics. The organisation assesses a company's long-term value creation with questions on financially material economic, environmental, and social practices, tracking issues such as corporate governance, environmental performance, supply chain standards and employee retention.

With a company score of 78 points, Telenet reconfirmed its sustainability leadership for the global media sector, with a strong economic, environmental and social performance. Telenet and Solvay are the only Belgian companies included in the Indices.

Telenet is best in class for its social performance and ranks second for its economic performance

Areas in which Telenet was named best-in-class, apart from its overall score, are:

  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
  • Human Capital Development
  • Labor Practice Indicators
  • Responsibility of Content
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Talent Attraction and Retention

In addition, Telenet received top scores for its performance on:

  • Codes of Business Conduct
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Information Security & Cybersecurity
  • Human Rights

More detailed information can be found in the official Industry Leader Report as published by RobecoSAM.  

Alongside its reaffirmed representation in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, Telenet continues to be a member of the FTSE4Good Index and Euronext-Vigeo Benelux 20 index.

Telenet’s commitment to sustainability: Always one step ahead

At Telenet, sustainability is an integral part of the company's long-term strategy and business vision. We strive for sustainable growth, with a good balance between operational excellence and social responsibility, taking into account the social, economic and environmental aspects of our business operations. Together with our employees and stakeholders, we want to make a positive contribution to the Belgian economy and build a society in which people enjoy to live and work together, embracing the endless possibilities of the digital world at the fullest and with pleasure. For a better quality of life. The Telenet Sustainability Report 2017 provides a detailed insight in the progress made on our key focus domains and initiatives.     

 John Porter, CEO Telenet: “We are proud that our commitment to responsible business practices and sustainable development is being rewarded by Telenet's inclusion to the Dow Jones Sustainability World & Europe Indices. This recognizes the investments we make as a company to build a digital society that propels us and helps people and businesses staying one step ahead’. 
Ineke Rampart Corporate Affairs Director