Thales named among top companies for the second year by the Dow Jones


First added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in 2015, Thales has again been included in the Europe and World indices published by RobecoSAM, a Swiss company specialised in Sustainability Investing. For the second year running, the group received the second-highest score in the aerospace and defence sector.

These extra-financial indices are the most widely recognised by international investors, and only include companies with very high social responsibility performance ratings.

Out of 39 aerospace and defence companies assessed worldwide, only five are considered as highly sustainable. This year, Thales improved its overall score by six points, performing particularly well on the criteria of materiality and CSR (corporate social responsibility) but also for its social, environmental and export control policies, where the group obtained the highest scores worldwide in the sector.

With these rankings, RobecoSAM has recognised the value of the proactive policy of corporate responsibility pursued by the group for the last 15 years and its performance in terms of environmental, social and governance factors.

What are the DJSI indices?

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are among the world’s most widely recognised and credible extra-financial assessments.

RobecoSAM conducts an annual review of the extra-financial performance of companies in various industry groups in terms of the impact of the sustainable development movement on their business models.


RobecoSAM is a Swiss company focused on sustainability investing and the world’s leading analyst of the extra-financial performance of listed companies. Its assessments form the basis of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index compiled for each geographic zone.