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News Feb 8, 2024

Jacobs Recognized by Global ESG Raters and Rankers

We’ve received strong results in a number of global ESG standards, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

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Jacobs has earned a place in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2023 for the second year in a row and secured a spot in the North America Index for the fourth consecutive year.

We’ve also received an A- from CDP, a Silver Medal from EcoVadis and maintained our ISS ESG Corporate Rating Prime Status and A in the MSCI ESG Ratings.

“To be recognized in these prestigious rankings once again is testament to the purposeful journey Jacobs has been on to create a more connected, sustainable world,” says Jacobs Senior Vice President, Global Climate Response and ESG, Jan Walstrom. “We’re uniquely positioned to develop and deliver data-driven, innovative solutions that solve our client’s greatest challenges, including those directly focused on responding to the climate challenge.”

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, which launched in 1999, tracks the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Jacobs is one of only 321 organizations globally to make the list, out of the more than 10,000 publicly traded companies that are invited to participate in the assessment.

About climate response at Jacobs

Since we elevated Climate Response as a growth accelerator within our Boldly Moving Forward strategy, we have made an inaugural offering in 2023 under our newly published Sustainability-Linked Bond Framework, a key milestone in further incorporating sustainability into the company's financing strategy. The interest rates payable on the bonds are tied to Jacobs' commitment to increase gender diversity in leadership positions and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, each as described in the Framework.

Last year Jacobs also won the World Environment Center’s Gold Medal Award recognizing our international corporate achievement in sustainable development, and we received a five-star leader rating for climate & ESG impact by Environment Analyst.  In addition, our Executive Chair of the Board of Directors and former CEO Steve Demetriou received the Individual Award at the Climate Registry’s Climate Leadership Awards.

Learn more about sustainability at Jacobs