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Congratulations to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index members!

New criteria for Policy Influence, Impact Measurement & Valuation, and Human Rights, as well as upgrades to existing measures, have made the 2017 DJSI the most stringent to date. We salute our included clients—including MetLife, NVIDIA, and Symantec —who continue to pursue strategies for sustainable advantage.

NVIDIA recently released its 2017 Sustainability Report, the company’s eighth report on its environmental, social, and governance progress.

The report discusses NVIDIA’s 2016 performance, priority issues, and sustainability commitments, including designing products that maximize performance while minimizing energy use, and increasing employee diversity and inclusiveness.

Over the past year, multiple organizations have recognized NVIDIA’s sustainability performance and leadership, including Fast Company (Most Innovative Company of 2017) and RobecoSAM (Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, for the third year).

To continue its sustainability progress, NVIDIA has set several goals for the coming year, including:

Ranking all active suppliers for their compliance to the EICC Code of Conduct
Achieving 100 percent conflict-free on all products by the end of FY18
Rolling out the second phase of unconscious bias programming
Connecting UN Sustainable Development Goals with efforts in innovation, health, gender equality, and the environment

Framework LLC provided editorial support for NVIDIA’s 2017 Sustainability Report, as… More >

MetLife recently released its 2015 Global Impact report. The report contains information on how MetLife has managed environmental, social and governance issues, including social impact investments, customer service, product access, employee programs, workplace diversity, environmental stewardship and philanthropy.

Throughout the report, MetLife indicates how its actions align with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, demonstrating the company’s support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Highlights of MetLife’s 2015 corporate responsibility performance include:

Green investments of $9.7 billion, which includes stakes in 37 wind and solar farms, 48 LEED-certified properties, and $3 billion in renewable energy projects
As the first U.S.-based insurer to commit to carbon neutrality, committing to reducing energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2020
Implementing an Inclusion Index to measure diversity and inclusion integration within the company
Infrastructure investments of $7.8 billion, which includes projects such as roads, pipelines, and power
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