- Largest frozen food producer in Europe ranked in the Top 14 percentile (globally) and as one of the top four companies in Europe within the food product industry group
- Nomad Foods also received a maximum score in Health & Wellbeing and Environmental Reporting
FELTHAM, England – November 17, 2021 – Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD), Europe’s leading frozen food company, has today announced that it is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe) for the first time, having been ranked as one of the top four companies in Europe within the food and beverages industry group.
Nomad Foods ranked in the top 14 percentile globally and received a score of 54 out of 100, well above the industry average of 25. It also achieved top scores in Health & Wellbeing and Environmental Reporting and improved its score across sixteen other categories including Human Capital Development, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management.
Stéfan Descheemaeker, Nomad Foods’ Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are proud to have improved our score year on year which has resulted in us now being included in the DJSI Europe Index.
“As the leading frozen food company in Europe I am very pleased to see that our continued efforts and the sustainability credentials of frozen food are being recognised by the DJSI. We want to ensure that when consumers choose our products it’s a great choice for both them and the planet and our DSJI ranking is just one example of how we are bringing to life our purpose of serving the world with better food and delivering sustainable growth for our shareholders.”
Earlier this year, Nomad Foods announced its approved science-based targets, consistent with the reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Climate Agreement. In addition, the Company committed to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign as well as the UN’s Race to Zero, underpinning the significant progress already made under its ‘Eating for the Planet’ sustainability strategy.
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About Nomad Foods
Nomad Foods (NYSE: NOMD) is Europe’s leading frozen foods company. The company’s portfolio of iconic brands, which includes Birds Eye, Findus, iglo, Aunt Bessie’s and Goodfella’s, have been a part of consumers’ meals for generations, standing for great tasting food that is convenient, high quality and nutritious. Nomad Foods is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Additional information may be found at www.nomadfoods.com
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About the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The DJSI, including the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), were launched in 1999 as the pioneering series of global sustainability benchmarks available in the market. The index family is comprised of global, regional and country benchmarks.
The DJSI World applies a transparent, rules-based constituent selection process based on the companies’ S&P Global ESG Score resulting from the annual S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The CSA consists of a rigorous questionnaire assessing both public and non-public data submitted by participating companies. This year, more than 10,000 publicly traded companies were invited to participate in the S&P Global CSA.
For the full results and list of DJSI constituents: https://www.spglobal.com/esg/csa/
For more information about the DJSI methodology: https://www.spglobal.com/spdji.
For the full Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index: https://portal.csa.spglobal.com/survey/documents/DJSIComponentsEurope__2021.pdf