FTSE Launches Two More Social Indexes

November 26, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - FTSE has formally launched the FTSE4Good Global Index and the FTSE4Good US Index, the last two in its series of eight indexes covering the performance of companies adhering to its measures of social responsibility.

The FTSE4Good series was introduced in March 2001 (see FTSE Introduces New Social Index Family ) and consists of four tradable indexes and four benchmark indexes.  The four tradable indexes are:

  • FTSE4Good UK 50 Index
  • FTSE4Good Europe 50 Index
  • FTSE4Good US 100 Index
  • FTSE4Good Global 100 Index

Criteria List

The criteria for inclusion in the index was published in June (see FTSE Details Socially Responsible Index Criteria ), and includes:

  • environmental sustainability
  • upholding and supporting universal human rights
  • positive relations with stakeholders

The index also excludes companies involved in the tobacco, weapons, and nuclear power industries.

As of October 31, 2001, the top five constituents (see FTSE Names FTSE4Good Constituents ) in the FTSE4Good US Index were:

  • Microsoft
  • AIG
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Intel
  • Merck