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WestRock named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for second consecutive year in North America

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WestRock named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for second consecutive year in North America

November 18, 2021 - 09:35
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ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2021 (Business Wire) -WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, today announced that it has been named for the second consecutive year to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America), in recognition of its commitment to sustainable business practices. The Index is a widely recognized standard for measuring and advancing corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices across all industries. DJSI North America recognizes the top 20 percent of sustainability performers among the 600 largest U.S. and Canadian companies.

“We congratulate WestRock for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment is testament to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency," said Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data, S&P Global.

“At WestRock, we’re creating a world where innovative, fiber-based packaging plays a central role in advancing a more circular economy,” said David Sewell, chief executive officer at WestRock. “We are honored to be included on this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index, recognizing our ongoing commitment to imagining and delivering on the promise of a sustainable future.”

Inclusion on the DSJI continues WestRock’s sustainability leadership within its industry. Earlier this year, the company committed to set a science-based target in line with the latest climate science. As fiber-based packaging continues to grow in popularity, WestRock continues to take active steps for – and with – its customers to work toward a more circular economy.

About WestRock

WestRock partners with our customers to provide differentiated, sustainable paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

ABOUT S&P DOW JONES INDICES

S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than products based on indices from any other provider in the world. Since Charles Dow invented the first index in 1884, S&P DJI has been innovating and developing indices across the spectrum of asset classes helping to define the way investors measure and trade the markets.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global, which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence.