EDP is a world leader in the Dow Jones Indexes of Sustainability among companies in the Electricity Sector. For the third year in a row, EDP is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the European Dow Jones Europe Index.
EDP is the first Portuguese company to be a world leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. The company maintained a prominent position in the leadership of Sustainable Development practices and is, for the first time, Best in Class in the Social Dimension.
It retains its leading position in the Social Dimension, for the first time being considered as Best in Class, reaching 89 points (4 more points than in 2009). It stands out in maintaining the maximum score in the criteria of Human Capital Development, Stakeholder Engagement and Social Reporting, and, for the first time, Best in Classwithout the maximum score in the criterion of Labor Practice Indicator.
In the Economic Dimension, EDP continues to be one of the best companies in the sector, maintaining its 2009 score (88 points), and winning Best in Class with the highest score (100) in the Price Risk Management Scorecards and Measurement Systems and Risk & Crisis Management criteria.
In the Environmental Dimension, its score of 77 points (3 points more than the previous year), EDP shows improvement in alignment with Sector practices as a result of efforts in the areas of environmental management, mainly regarding biodiversity and climate change strategy. The maximum score in the Biodiversity and Climate Strategy criteria and the best score in the Electricity Generation criterion all stand out.
In short, of a set of 22 criteria, EDP is Best in Class in 10, also achieving the maximum score in 8 of these.