Voya Financial Named to 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the second consecutive year. Launched in 1999, the DJSI represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on an analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and S&P DJSI's robust index methodology.
"Our inclusion in the DJSI validates our continuous effort to apply the increasingly-important corporate responsibility lens across all lines of business," said Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin, Jr. "We believe this designation differentiates us within the financial services industry and will continue to drive our business forward."
Voya Financial scored well above the industry average in categories including customer relationship management and citizenship/philanthropy. Having made significant progress on its Corporate Responsibility 2020 Commitments, as reported in its 2016/2017 Corporate Responsibility Annual Report, the company increased its scores in 15 different DJSI categories including human capital development, business risks and opportunities and environmental reporting. Out of 32 companies in the diversified financial services category invited to apply, Voya Financial is one of only eight companies named to the DJSI.
Martin continued, "Corporate responsibility is a source of pride among our people, and is a cornerstone of our corporate culture. We are very proud to be recognized within our industry for integrating CR into our day-to-day business operations."
More information about Dow Jones' sustainability indices is available at http://www.sustainability-indices.com/
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About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $517 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company®. Certified as a "Great Place to Work" by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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