Dutch companies continue to rank among the global leaders in the sustainability index

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) that was published today, reveals that AkzoNobel and KLM are two of the world’s most sustainable corporations. According to the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers, VNO-NCW, this is an achievement that does the Netherlands proud. Both winners regained their title of honour in the categories of ‘Materials’ (formerly known as ‘Chemicals’), and ‘Transport’. 

Less orange, equally pretty
The fact that the colour ‘orange’ features less prominently in the sustainability lists this year is an indication of closing gaps between the leaders, according to VNO-NCW. The fact that Dutch multinationals do not dominate the global top this year does not take away from the achievements of AkzoNobel and KLM, according to the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers.

Please also read Going Dutch: why the country is leading the way on sustainable business (from The Guardian).