DJSGI tracks more than 232 companies in 27 countries – each selected as best examples of sustainable practice in their sector. Inclusion and ranking is based on ratings produced by the Zurich-based SAM Sustainability Group.
Andre-Lou Sugar, a spokesman for Credit Suisse Group, told Tomorrow on the Web that his company was “surprised” by DJSGI’s move “because we had been confirmed as number one just a few weeks ago.” He said the company accepted blame for its dealings with Nigeria but strict measures had been in place for several years to ensure such cases did not re-occur. “The Federal Banking Commission has told that no further measures are needed,” said Mr Sugar. “We are determined to win back top ranking.”