“Being selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index means that we are doing a lot of things right, and it demonstrates that sustainability is an integral part of our business operations. In line with our sustainability agenda, we aim to be transparent in the way we communicate about our performance relating to social, environmental and financial obligations. This kind of external evaluation provides an effective means for all our stakeholders to assess Valmet’s achievements. The ranking also serves as a management tool: it helps to continuously enhance our sustainability performance and define areas for improvement,” says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet Corporation.
In total 319 companies were selected for the DJSI World 2014/2015. In addition to Valmet, three other companies from Finland are included in the World index this year.
About Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Dow Jones indices follow a best-in-class approach, which means that the index includes companies across all industries that outperform their peers in sustainability performance. The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental, and social performance. The analysis focuses on issues such as corporate governance, risk management, customer relations, environmental performance, supply chain management, and human rights and labor practices.
The Dow Jones Sustainability index serves as a benchmark for investors who are committed to ethical investing and review companies’ sustainability performance as part of overall analyses.