BTS Group has been selected as Dow Jones Sustainability Indices or “DJSI” 2022 member for the fifth consecutive year as “Global Leader” of the transportation industry group and “World class” transportation infrastructure for the third consecutive year.
On 10 December 2022, BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited or BTS Group has been selected as an index constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 2022 in the emerging markets sector for the fifth consecutive year, further reinforcing its position as the first and only transportation company from Thailand to be listed within the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In addition, according to the results of this year’s assessment, BTS Group was ranked number one globally in the category of Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure for the third consecutive year as well.
Such success has brought pride to the organization and the country. The Company’s recognition for its excellent sustainability performance has greatly reflected the progress in sustainable development within Thailand, as well as demonstrating the commitment of the Company to conduct business responsibly in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs.
Mr. Keeree Kanjanapas, Chairman of the BTS Group and the Sustainability Committee stated, “This is an outstanding achievement and pride of the company to be nationally recognized and ranked in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index “DJSI” for the fifth consecutive year and ranked number one in the world in the category of the transportation and transportation infrastructure for three consecutive years. Furthermore, this recognition also demonstrates the BTS Group’s strong commitment to sustainable business practices in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”
BTS Group’s operational approach has actively adhered to the basis of sustainable practices by integrating environmental and social focus, coupled with economic growth and good corporate governance principles, to continuously and sustainably grow its business. At the same time, the Company dedicates its results on the creation of positive impact for communities, society, and the environment. Most notably, the positive impact created since its opening in 1999 has been achieved by its facilitation to allow passengers to avoid over 1.9 million tons of carbon emissions, a major cause of global warming. Aside from this, BTS Group is committed to continuously improving energy efficiency, continues to remain carbon neutral, with the proportion of electricity consumption from renewable energy sources set at a minimum of 10% of the entire operation.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices or DJSI, powered by S&P Global, are a family of indices evaluating the sustainability performance of corporates, broadly recognised worldwide. The evaluation aims to ensure companies’ commitment to management disciplines, which have been demonstrated in prudent financial and investment practices, sustainable management policies and viable business progression, covering all three sustainability dimensions; ESG as well as responsibility for all stakeholders. In 2022, over 6,700 companies in over 61 industries across the world were invited to participate in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).