Fresenius Group Overview

September 19, 2018

Fresenius Medical Care included for 10th consecutive year in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, has been recognized for the 10th consecutive year as a sustainability leader with inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI Europe). The DJSI Europe index represents the top 20 percent of the largest 600 European companies in the S&P Global BMI, based on the international investment company RobecoSAM’s analysis of their economic, environmental and social performance.

This year, Fresenius Medical Care scored particularly highly for its reporting on environmental and social issues as well as its materiality analysis, which identifies issues in the economy, environment and society that may significantly affect a company’s performance. With publication of its first non-financial group report in 2018, Fresenius Medical Care has also established a global sustainability governance structure. This will further improve the coordination and management of sustainability topics across all regions.

Rice Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical Care and head of the company’s Sustainability Decision Board, said: “Over the past years, we have continuously built up our sustainability efforts, as we are convinced that acting in a responsible and sustainable manner goes hand in hand with our commercial success. Being included in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 years in a row makes us proud, and confirms that we are on the right track by putting patients first.”