ABN AMRO scores high again in Dow Jones Sustainability Index ranking

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ABN AMRO has once again risen sharply in RobecoSAM’s annual sustainability assessment. The score serves as the basis for the globally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). ABN AMRO scored 91 points out of 100, compared with 87 points in 2016, making it one of the best performing banks worldwide in this sustainability ranking.

The bank has been in the top 15% of the DJSI ranking since 2015. Last year, ABN AMRO ranked among the top 10% of the best performing banks in the world. RobecoSAM will issue the DJSI ranking in January, at which time ABN AMRO's new position relative to other financials worldwide will be announced. ABN AMRO's score is expected to put the bank in the top 5% of the DJSI ranking for 'Banks' worldwide.

The average score for the banking industry is 58 points, with the highest score coming to 94 points. ABN AMRO was awarded above average scores in various categories, including 'Impact measurement', 'Human Rights' and 'Materiality'. The bank's efforts in the area of transparency, particularly in relation to social and environmental issues, were rated highly this year. Its work in the areas of environmental policy and environmental management was also acknowledged with high scores in several relevant categories.

Kees van Dijkhuizen, CEO of ABN AMRO: "I am proud that the DJSI now ranks us among the most sustainable banks in the world. ABN AMRO wants to create long-term financial and non-financial value for all its stakeholders - clients, investors, employees and society at large. Our DJSI score is a good indicator of whether we are on the right track and whether investors acknowledge that. What's more, we use the ranking to continuously improve our policy and activities."

The survey is held by RobecoSAM, a research institute that assesses more than 3,000 listed companies each year on their economic, social and environmental performance. An overview of ABN AMRO's scores in recent years is available on our website.

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