5.2Share price performance
DIA’s share price corrected by 3.3% in 2015, having been exposed during the year to the ups and downs in the Ibex 35, peaking at €7.66 in April and marking their low for the year of €5.10 in September. On the plus side, the share price benefitted from DIA’s defensive positioning vis-a-vis economic recovery thanks to its leadership on price and convenience; on the down side, it was hurt by uncertainty regarding food prices in Spain and currency devaluation in Brazil and Argentina.
DIA’s share price performance relative to the IBEX 35
In 2015, the DIA Group was included in the FTSE4Good index in acknowledgement of its transparency and reporting effort on the corporate social responsibility front.
The FTSE4Good index includes listed companies from all over the world that meet the prerequisites established by the London Stock Exchange Group: corporate social responsibility practices in relation to the environment, shareholder engagement and human rights, underpinned by responsible investing principles.
The FTSE4Good indices aim to respond to growing interest worldwide in socially-responsible investing.
FTSE4Good, which undertakes twice-yearly reviews with a view to adding newcomers to the index and removing those that no longer meet its sustainability criteria, was created in collaboration with UNICEF, the UN’s children’s fund, and uses information provided by the Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS).