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Focus on sustainability gives AIS a place in DJSI

Sep 15. 2019
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Advanced Info Service (AIS) has been added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) in the telecommunication services sector in 2019.

The success was a reflection of the company’s strong commitment to implementing its sustainability vision and policies, and enhancing people’s lives through digital solutions, AIS said.

AIS has been selected as a member of the DJSI family for 2019, both in the World Index and Emerging Market Index in the telecommunication services sector.

AIS chief executive Somchai Lertsutiwong said that it was an honour that AIS was named a member of DJSI for 2019, an internationally acclaimed benchmark index for business with sustainable development practices.

“As a leading digital life service provider in Thailand, AIS has utilised its strengths and fundamental infrastructure through innovative, trusted, eco-friendly and responsible digital products and services to enhance the quality of Thai lives and to meet customers demand,” Somchai said. “This will lead to new knowledge and inspiration and also to produce positive and sustainable returns for all stakeholders, which will lead to sustainable growth for Thailand,” he added.

Somchai said the achievement had become possible because of the efforts of the whole organisation towards corporate sustainability development. “We have constantly put our efforts on sustainable development to drive sustainable organisational structure, and being in line with the DJSI international standards benchmark.”

The DJSI is a set of internationally recognised indices of companies with outstanding sustainability performance, which is created jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM as a global sustainability benchmark. It tracks the stock performance of the companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. It is selected from 3,500 companies in the financial markets, who are invited to participate in the corporate sustainability assessment. All DJSI-certified companies tend to deliver sustainable returns to investors.

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