Banpu Selected for 6 Consecutive Year as DJSI Member with Top Scores in Three Dimensions: Economic, Environmental, and Social, Emphasizing the Company’s Sustainable Growth
Banpu Public Company Limited (‘Banpu’), a leading integrated energy solutions company in Asia-Pacific has been selected to be a member of the ‘Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) – Emerging Markets’ for six consecutive years. In 2019, Banpu has also maintained its status as the global DJSI Industry Leader in the Coal & Consumable Fuels Industry with the highest Total Sustainability Score based on SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment managed by RobecoSAM, the world’s sustainability rating agency. Its comprehensive annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices and performance encompasses the sustainability dimension and criteria level of Economic, Environmental, and Social aspects, in which Banpu has obtained the top scores. This indicates the Company’s commitment and achievement in sustainability performance in respect of environment, social and governance (ESG).
Manjit Jus, Head of ESG Ratings, RobecoSAM, added, “We congratulate Banpu for being included in the DJSI Emerging Markets Index. The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment has again raised the bar in identifying those companies best-positioned to address future sustainability challenges and opportunities. This year – which marks the 20th anniversary of the DJSI – record corporate interest in the SAM CSA reflects the enduring relevance of the DJSI for measuring and advancing ESG practices.”
Ms. Somruedee Chaimongkol, Chief Executive Officer of Banpu Public Company Limited, revealed, “Banpu welcomes the global trend towards sustainable investment and ESG reporting. Building sustainable stakeholder value through the integration of environmental care, social responsibility and best practice corporate governance has been at the heart of our philosophy for over three decades. The DJSI scores are an important measurement of our sustainability performance. As the CEO of Banpu, I see it as a top priority to ensure that we are pursuing to improve our ESG performance and that our transition to a Greener & Smarter future continues to deliver sustainable returns to both shareholders and stakeholders alike”.
Being recognized as a member of DJSI for the 6th consecutive year reflects Banpu’s potential to chart a strong course of our operation towards sustainability. The commitment results in our consistent growth and favorable long-term returns, with the readiness to stride as a leading integrated energy solutions company in Asia-Pacific.
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Banpu Public Company Limited is a leading integrated energy solutions company with 3 core groups of businesses: energy resources, energy generation and energy technology in 10 countries, namely, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Singapore, Japan, the United States of America and Vietnam. As of 30 June 2019, Banpu’s assets totaled USD 8.518 billion, an increase of USD 64 million compared to the total assets as of 31 December 2018.