Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has been ranked at number 14 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index. The Index comprises of highly competitive global transportation and transportation infrastructure companies that represents the top 10% of the largest 800 companies within the world’s 20 emerging markets, based on long-term Environment, Social and Economic, and Governance criteria.
The Ahmedabad based conglomerate stated in its BSE regulatory filing, “As part of a stringent DJSI rating process all responses by APSEZ were substantiated with internal documentation and real-life examples and audited by an independent third party to verify the accuracy of the information provided. APSEZ was ranked in the top 20 of every single dimension of the three criteria. In all, just 11 Indian companies made it to the DJSI Emerging Markets Index this year.”
Mr. Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer, APSEZ commented “We are pleased to make an entry into the DJSI Index. As the largest multi-port operator and logistics player in one of the fastest growing markets in the world we recognize the complexity that we are confronted with and therefore being able to achieve this high ranking on our debut into the DJSI Index comes as a shot in the arm for us as well as validates our accountability to our investors, customers, and employees. While our Environment, Social and Economic, and Governance criteria scores are a strong validation that we are on the right path, we really see this as just one point along a more ambitious journey we have embarked on to demonstrate our absolute commitment to benchmarking our sustainability practices -not just to an emerging market index – but to global indexes, as we move towards becoming the only carbon neutral port by the year 2025”.