MADISON, N.J., Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, was named for the twelfth consecutive year in the North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and for a thirteenth year in the World DJSI.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index provides an integrated assessment of companies based on economic, environmental and social criteria with a strong focus on long-term shareholder value. To be included or remain in the index, companies must meet a high level of performance related to a comprehensive set of sustainability metrics.
Quest Diagnostics was one of only eight Health Care Equipment and Services companies listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and one of only thirteen companies listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in the same category.
"We are proud of our continuing inclusion on both the World and North America DJSI," said Steve Rusckowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quest Diagnostics. Every day our 44,000 employees are building on our commitment to making this a healthier world—through diagnostic insights and innovations that improve health outcomes. We are committed to being a health care partner that does business in an environmentally sustainable, socially responsible manner."
Launched in 1999, the DJSI are the first global indices tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The DJSI enable investors to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios while providing an effective engagement platform for encouraging companies to adopt sustainable best practices. Companies are named to the DJSI based on the results of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment. This annual questionnaire provides an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria, such as corporate governance, water-related risks and stakeholder relations, with a special focus on industry-specific risks and opportunities.
For more information on the sustainability programs of Quest Diagnostics, refer to the company's 2015 Global Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 44,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com.
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