Metso Corporation's press release on September 12, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. local time
Metso has been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is the first global index to track the performance of leading sustainability-driven companies. Companies are selected for inclusion on the basis of their economic, environmental and social performance. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to develop their sustainable practices.
"Thanks to our motivated people and their dedicated work, we have succeeded in reaching one of our goals on the way to becoming a thought leader in sustainability by 2020. To be included again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index proves that we are on the right path," says Lennart Ohlsson, SVP, Sustainability and Technology Development.
Metso published its sustainability strategy in 2012. The strategy states our conviction that sustainability creates long-term shareholder value and enables us to embrace opportunities and manage risks deriving from economic, environmental and social trends and challenges.
Global sustainability indices give companies the opportunity to develop their operations through transparent and enduring indicators. Adapting to global challenges through innovation, quality and productivity enhances our ability to generate long-term shareholder value.
In addition to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Metso has been reselected for the global FTSE4Good index of responsible investments. The company has been a member since 2002.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Lennart Ohlsson, SVP, Sustainability and Technology Development, Metso Corporation, tel. +46 706 00 13 59