It is increasingly common for investors to diversify their portfolios by investing in companies that apply the best sustainability practices. By integrating this aspect into the business planning process, sustainability intelligence can provide quantitative and qualitative information for making investment decisions.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DGSI) was created in 1999 as the first global sustainability guideline. The Dow Jones index family is offered jointly by RobecosSAM Indices and S&P Dow Jones Indexes, and tracks the market performance of the world's leading companies in economic, environmental and social terms. These indexes serve as a parameter for investors who wish to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, providing them a platform of real commitment to companies who wish to adopt best sustainability practices. ICA joined the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2013, which means we comply better with sustainability criteria than most other companies in our industry who do not have this distinction. ICA was also included in the Mexican stock exchange's sustainability Index (IPC Sustentable) for the third year in a row, and was chosen to head, through its representative, the BMV Sustainability Committee, representing the interests of all the companies included in that index.
We consider ourselves a superior investment option because we integrate environmental and social considerations into our operations. Sustainability is a key element of our strategy for competitiveness and profitability.