Travelers Named to 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index
OREANDA-NEWS. September 30, 2015. Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) have recognized The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) as one of only three property casualty insurance companies on the 145-company North America Index. This is the ninth consecutive year that Travelers has been included in the DJSI.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI were the first global indices to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The DJSI are maintained collaboratively by the S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. Companies are selected for the indices based on an assessment of their long-term economic, environmental, social and governance practices. Only companies that lead their industries based on this assessment are included in the indices.
“Being included as a component of the DJSI is an important distinction for our company,” said Brian MacLean, President and Chief Operating Officer of Travelers. “We’re deeply committed to providing opportunities and creating meaningful differences in the communities in which we live and work.”
Through corporate funding and the Travelers Foundation, the company focuses on supporting academic and career success, developing thriving neighborhoods and enhancing lives through arts and culture. Travelers contributed nearly \\$22 million to important causes in 2014, and more than \\$100 million over the last five years. Through the Travelers Institute®, the company’s public policy division, Travelers participates in public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as to the financial services industry more broadly.
In addition, Travelers supports initiatives and actions that uphold environmentally responsible practices and conserve natural resources. All Travelers-owned campuses are ENERGY STAR® certified and undergo an annual recertification process.
The company also emphasizes employee development, a factor in the DJSI assessment, through its classroom programs and workshops, as well as its Diversity Networks, a set of voluntary groups dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment for all employees.
For more about DJSI, visit: www.sustainability-indices.com.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately \\$27 billion in 2014. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.