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13/09/2018

Santander ranks third in the world and first in Europe among banks in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

  • Santander rises six places compared to the 2017 ranking, its best result to date.
  • The DJSI World and DJSI Europe gave the highest possible score (100) to Santander’s financial inclusion, energy efficiency and other important aspects of the bank’s sustainability management.

Madrid, 13 September 2018 – PRESS RELEASE
Banco Santander has achieved its best result to date and is ranked third in the world among banks and the first in Europe in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the international benchmark that measures sustainability based on the economic, environmental and social impact of companies.

The DJSI gave the highest possible score (100) to the bank’s efforts in financial inclusion, energy efficiency and other important aspects of sustainability management. This is the 18th year in a row that Santander has been included in the DJSI, a reflection of the entity’s consistent sustainability management. This is the eighth consecutive year that Santander is ranked number one among Spain’s banks.

With a total grade of 86 points out of 100, Banco Santander is recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as one of the highest ranked banks in the world for sustainability management.  Only 27 financial entities were included in DJSI World’s 2018 ranking out of a total of 133 evaluated.

Santander is also included in other stock market indices that analyze and evaluate the efforts of companies in the area of sustainability such as the FTSE4Good or the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. In addition, other important measures of the non-financial aspects of sustainability in use at Santander, such as Sustainalytics, Vigeo Eiris, MSCI or ISS-oekom, show that the bank’s results have over the past year and that its performance is above average for the sector.

Banco Santander´s aim is to contribute to the economic and social progress of people and companies in a responsible and sustainable way. It sponsors numerous social projects has a commitment to higher education as the main focus of its social investment. More information here.

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