VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced it has been integrated in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index, which is comprised of the 120 most advanced companies in the European, North American and Asia Pacific region.
The Euronext Vigeo World 120 index distinguishes companies achieving the most advanced Environmental, Social and Governance performances. Companies included in the index have achieved the highest scores, as determined by the review of up to 330 indicators, assessed by Vigeo within 38 sustainability drivers.
“The integration in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index represents another important milestone for our company,” said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. “American Water believes the only way to do business is responsibly: delivering value to our customers, building strong communities, leveraging innovation to develop our industry, and supporting the expertise and dedication of our people.”
American Water also maintained the Euronext Vigeo - US 50 index, which is comprised of the 50 most advanced companies in the U.S. region. Vigeo’s indices are composed of the highest-ranking listed companies as evaluated by the agency in terms of their performance in corporate responsibility.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.