Itausa and Itau Unibanco again selected as components of the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index 2013/2014 (DJSI)
SAO PAULO, Sept. 12, 2013
SAO PAULO, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Itausa – Investimentos Itau S.A. and
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. are pleased to announce that they have once more
been selected as components of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI)
portfolio for the 2013/2014 period. The new portfolio is made up of 333
companies from 25 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.
Only eight of these companies are Brazilian.
Over the period of their participation in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index,
Itau Unibanco and Itausa have been able to record important achievements:
*Selected for inclusion in the index for the 14th consecutive year;
*The only Latin American bank to be a component of the index since its
launch in 1999;
*In this latest version, recorded the best score for the Banking Sector in
the criteria: "Anti-Crime Policy/Measures";" Brand Management" and
"Financial Stability and Systemic Risk".
*A component of the index for the 10th year; this year being the first in
the banking sector;
*Reached the highest score in the sector for the criteria: "Anti-Crime
Policy/Measures", "Brand Management", "Financial Stability and Systemic
Risk" and "Human Capital Development".
DJSI is made up of shares in companies of recognized corporate sustainability
meaning that they are companies able to create long-term value for their
shareholders, maximize business opportunities and also manage the business
risks related to economic, environmental, social and cultural factors. In
other words, the index focuses principally on the quality of the management of
the company which should make transparency, corporate governance and social
responsibility intrinsic to its economic value as a means towards achieving
Since its inception in January 1999, the DJSI has become an important
benchmark for asset managements which use this index for adopting investment
decisions and offering diversified products to their clients. Such decisions
are based on the shares of those companies comprising the DJSI and having a
recognized commitment to social, environmental and cultural development.
The index is reviewed annually based on a questionnaire sent to the companies
and on publicly available information. The survey covered the 2,500 largest
companies by market capitalization in the Dow Jones Global Index, representing
59 business sectors. Only the 10% best classified companies from each sector
in the sustainability ranking are selected to make up the index. Selection is
based on the analysis of more than 20 items with respect to company economic,
social and environmental performance.
In addition, Itausa, Itau Unibanco and Duratex S.A. have been selected for
inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index portfolio.
Participation in the Dow Jones index reflects the long-term commitment of both
Itausa and Itau Unibanco to the ethical conduct of the business, transparency,
legal compliance, corporate governance and social, cultural and environmental
responsibility. We believe that this commitment is a critical factor in
maintaining sustained growth over the next few years and focused on the
creation of value for our shareholders and for society.
Sao Paulo, September 12, 2013.
ALFREDO EGYDIO SETUBALInvestor Relations OfficerITAU UNIBANCO HOLDING S.A.
HENRI PENCHASInvestor Relations OfficerITAUSA – INVESTIMENTOS ITAU S.A.
Contact: Geraldo SoaresAdriano Montico+55-11-2794-3547
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