Metso selected for Dow Jones Sustainability Index
HELSINKI, Finland, Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
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
"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
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