Companies have the opportunity to create value for society. Caring about the sustainability of companies is not only a matter of social interest; it is an essential value for economic growth and the future prospects of companies.

Through sustainability indices it is possible to demonstrate the responsible management of companies. For this reason, it has become a benchmark for companies and for their investors who, among their business criteria, value those companies that implement these policies and reconcile success with sustainable development. Far from being opposing concepts, sustainability and profitability are fully compatible.

The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, the FTSE4Good and the MSCI Global Sustainability Index, are some of the most recognised sustainability indices that bring together companies whose common denominator is good corporate social responsibility practices, environmental sustainability and sustainable investment, among others.

The most internationally recognised is the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This index, which is updated yearly and compiled by the specialist consultancy firm RobecoSAM, is a benchmark for analysts, investors and proxy advisors (companies offering services to investors, particulary in relation to the exercising of voting rights as shareholders in listed companies), among others. These players make great use of the supplementary information provided by these indices for possible analysis when deciding the make-up of their investment portfolios.

In its previous edition, Enagás was the leader in the Gas Utilities sector, having achieved the highest score in the areas of climate change strategy, environmental management and stakeholder management.

Now, in the 2017 update published only a few days ago, Enagás features in this list for the tenth year running. The company leads the world in the Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation sector, and is the highest ranked in 9 of the 21 dimensions analysed. Specifically, it achieved the maximum score (100 points) in the dimensions of Environmental Policy & Management Systems and Labour Practices Indicators, and leads the field in another 7 of the aspects analysed: Human Capital Development, Talent Attraction & Retention, Occupational Health & Safety, Risk & Crisis Management, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Human Rights, and Social Impacts on Communities. There is no doubt that this is both acknowledgement and a stimulus for our company’s commitment to sustainability.