AstraZeneca recognised with top 5 ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

In a year that saw the launch of our Ambition Zero Carbon strategy and our positioning as a leader in the fight against COVID-19, AstraZeneca has once again been recognised as a leader in its sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the longest-standing, global sustainability benchmark system, based on an in-depth analysis of companies’ economic, social and environmental performance. We achieved the industry highest score in three areas - Environmental Reporting, Social Reporting, and Strategy to Improve Access to Drugs or Products.

AstraZeneca has also again been named as a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series, which has been identifying companies that reflect strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices since 2001. The FTSE4Good Index Series is a market-leading sustainability tool for investors to benchmark their investment performance and create investment funds.

Our forward-looking approach is clear from our accelerated environmental targets and support for The Great Reset – a call to action for a future that is more resilient, sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic - and the work on the implementation of a circular bioeconomy.


We welcome external scrutiny of our commitments and performance, as we strive to make our strongest contribution in this Decade to Deliver. No individual company or sector can solve the climate crisis or the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to global health. We hope that by sharing best practices and accelerating change, we can work together across sectors and in partnership to develop a truly sustainable healthcare system.

Katarina Ageborg Executive Vice-President, Sustainability

Rank

Score

Company Name

1

89

Roche Holding AG

2

87

GlaxoSmithKline plc

3

84

Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

4

84

Sanofi

5

81

AstraZeneca PLC

6

80

Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

7

76

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited

8

73

Novartis AG

9

70

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

10

70

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited


Learn more about our commitment to sustainability in the Sustainability Report, published annually since 2015.

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