Hess has earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America for the ninth consecutive year. The index, which recognizes public companies for outstanding performance across economic, environmental, and social factors, is used as a reference by shareholders who consider sustainability when making investment decisions.
Hess also earned Industry Mover distinction for being in the top 15% of its industry and achieving the largest proportional improvement in sustainability performance compared to the previous year. This distinction qualifies Hess for inclusion in the 2018 edition of RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook which recognizes companies for “outstanding corporate sustainability achievements.”
Hess is one of four US oil and gas producers in the Energy industry group listed on the North America Index and one of two US oil and gas producers included in the 2018 Sustainability Yearbook.
“Being recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the ninth straight year and receiving the Industry Mover distinction is an honor and a testament to our company’s commitment to sustainability,” said Alex Sagebien, Hess' vice president for Environment, Health, and Safety.
The inex, introduced in 1999, is produced by Dow Jones in collaboration with RobecoSAM, a Swiss investment company founded on the belief that integrating environmental, social, and governance factors into traditional financial analysis can generate long-term value.
The Sustainability Yearbook lists the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The assessment for the 2018 Yearbook looked at performance in 60 industries reaching 43 countries.
Hess’ Sustainability Report describes the company’s sustainability strategy and environmental, social, and governance programs.
Read the report here.
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