2009-2010 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indexes (DJSI) ranked Motorola as a leader for its environmental, social and economic performance
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - September 23, 2009 - The 2009-2010 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indexes (DJSI) have ranked Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) as a leader for its environmental, social and economic performance, the company announced today. Motorola received the highest score among communication technology companies in several categories, including brand management, codes of conduct and compliance, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, and privacy protection.
"Motorola is proud of the progress we are making every day in sustainable practices that have helped earn Motorola recognition by Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the sixth year in a row," said Karen Tandy, senior vice president, public affairs and communications, Motorola. "To help build a more sustainable world, we invest in underserved communities and support programs that make science, math and engineering accessible and compelling to young people. We are aggressively working to reduce our carbon footprint, improve the environmental profile of our products, help our customers to be greener and improve the social and environmental conditions in our supply chain."
Launched in 1999, the DJSI are among the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. As a member of DJSI World, Motorola is among the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones World Index.
The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labor practices. It accounts for general as well as industry-specific sustainability criteria for each of 58 sectors defined according to the Industry Classification Benchmark.
This week Newsweek ranked Motorola No. 21 on its inaugural Green Rankings of the 500 largest U.S. companies, based on each company's environmental footprint, policies and practices, along with its reputation among its peers.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008.