Visa recognized as leader in corporate sustainability

September 08, 2017, 8:00 AM Eastern Time


Visa named to prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Visa today announced the company has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious indices for corporate responsibility and sustainability performance. The Index recognizes companies that are leading in their industry in global economic, environmental and social contributions. In addition to Visa’s recognition on the DJSI, Visa also was named to the FTSE4Good Index and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list earlier this year.

“At Visa, we are inspired by our mission to connect the world through digital payments and help individuals, businesses and economies to thrive,” said Douglas Sabo, vice president and head of Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy at Visa Inc. “As we continue to fulfill our mission, we are proud of the leadership we demonstrate in operating responsibly, ethically and sustainably.”

According to the results of the annual review process, Visa outperformed its industry averages in 16 of 21 topic areas. Visa’s highest scoring areas include corporate governance, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, IT security, talent attraction and retention and codes of business conduct.

Visa recently published its annual Corporate Responsibility Report, titled “Everyone, Everywhere,” which provides a comprehensive view of Visa’s sustainability commitments and progress. Areas of focus include Visa’s work to transform commerce, expand financial access, invest in its people, operate responsibly and strengthen communities.