As a result of its half year review, 75 companies are added to the London Stock Exchanges, FTSE4Good Index.
29 companies are removed. Of the new companies 37 come from Japan. 17 were removed for not meeting the stricter environmental criteria. Among them were Carlsberg, Rank and Goldman Sachs. 9 were removed for not meeting the stricter human rights criteria. These included Anheuser-Busch, Nortel and Skandia. Hutchison Whampoa and Avon Products failed on both counts, while TransCanada has been removed because it has nuclear power interests.
TheFTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, and to facilitate investment in those companies.