Lincoln Financial Group Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Seventh Consecutive Year
Lincoln National Corporation
Lincoln Financial Group said that for the seventh year in a row, the company has been added to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America. This index recognises companies that demonstrate leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and signifies Lincoln Financial’s continued commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability.
This year, Lincoln Financial ranked in the top quartile among North American insurance companies in several categories in the assessment, including Business Ethics, Risk and Crisis Management, Climate Strategy and Talent Attraction and Retention.
Amber Williams, Chief Sustainability Officer at Lincoln Financial Group, said, "We are so proud to be recognised by the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the seventh year in a row. At Lincoln, we continue to set high goals and hold ourselves accountable for making decisions that are good for the environment."
Lincoln Financial is committed to being a leader in environmental, social, and governance issues and continues to build transparency through evolving public disclosure. Inclusion on the DJSI recognises Lincoln’s leadership in the life insurance sector and confirmation of the company’s responsible business practices, achievement of environmental targets, and strong support of employee development and wellness.
Also, Lincoln Financial is still committed to reducing its impact on the environment in line with best practices and scientific frameworks that are always changing. Based on a 2019 baseline, Lincoln Financial cut its emissions by 38%, which was more than its goal for 2020, which was to cut its emissions by 25% by 2025.
Originally launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) comprises the most widely recognised global sustainability indices. The DJSI criteria were made by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobescoSAM. They include an evaluation of how large, publicly traded companies handle their economic, environmental, and social practices. Companies are invited to participate in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment on a yearly basis, with only the most sustainable market caps per industry—based on their sustainability scores—selected for final inclusion on the index.
Lincoln Financial has also been named to Newsweek Magazine’s 2023 lists of Most Trustworthy Companies and Most Responsible Companies. For 21 consecutive years, Lincoln Financial has been recognised as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series for exceeding corporate ethical, environmental, and social responsibility standards.
Read more about Lincoln Financial’s strategy, actions, and achievements in the areas of corporate philanthropy, environmental sustainability, and responsible business practices in the company’s 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report: Building blocks for a successful future.
Source: BUSINESS WIRE