The SRI Index was terminated in December 2015, and replaced with the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series. Please refer to www.jse.co.za/responsible-investment for further information about the new index series. The SRI Index pages and documentation are no longer updated but retained temporarily for historical reference purposes. These pages will be removed in due course.
Announcement: JSE announces ESG partnership with FTSE Russell
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The JSE Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index promotes sustainable and transparent business practices
The SRI index series evolved considerably since it was launched in May 2004. The advent of sustainability initiatives internationally and the King code locally, also saw the index created to foster good corporate citizenship and promote sustainable development.
Listed companies in the FTSE/JSE All Share index were reviewed annually against a set of Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns.
SRI Index Annual Review
The last annual review of the Index took place in 2014. The SRI Index will continue to be calculated until the end of 2015, based on the results from the 2014 review
Going forward, assessment will take place as part of the collaboration with FTSE Russell. Further information will follow in due course.
• Ground Rules
Background and Criteria
2014 SRI Index Results
• Constituents and best performers
• EIRIS Presentation
• SRI Results Press Release
• SRI Video
SRI Index timeline
2004 – launch of index, 51 out of 74 companies included
2005 – 49 of 58 companies in Index, 5 top performers recognized for the first time
2006 – 58 constituents, - best performers
2007 – 57 constituents, 14 best performers, EIRIS becomes primary data provider
2008 – 61 constituents and 24 best performers, GEPF endorsement of Index, live calculation of Index commences
2009 – 67 constituents and 30 best performers), Swix variety of index introduced, JSE signs up to UNPRI
2010 – 74 constituents and 23 best performers), climate change criteria introduced, USB appointed as local partner of EIRIS
2011 - 74 constituents and 22 best performers, climate change report published to coincide with COP17
2012 - 76 constituents and 10 best performers
2013 - 72 constituents and 6 best performers: entire FTSE/JSE All Share assessed automatically for the first time on publically available information.
2014 - 82 constituents and 8 best performers, highest number of constituents ever.
2015 - JSE takes next step in evolutionary ESG work by announcing ESG partnership with global index brand FTSE Russell.