Volkswagen cut from top sustainability index – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The DJSI itself weighs sustainability criteria partly through a Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), comprised of an online questionnaire assessing economic, social and environmental issues, checked against supporting documents, RobecoSAM’s told CNBC. Deloitte also conducts an external audit of the assessment process each year.

But Greer said some of the DJSI’s questions were far too trivial.

“Much of the questioning in the scoring systems concerns itself with what sorts of management structures are in place, or what certifications have been received, rather than focusing on bottom-line environmental impact,” Greer said.

“These questions crowd out the much smaller number of questions that focus on actual environmental performance … It should be a core component and one that should be prioritized,” she added.


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