Rexam joins elite group of companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2013
CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rexam, the global consumer packaging
company, was recently selected to join the prestigious Dow Jones
Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI).Members of the DJSI represent leading
sustainability companies around the world and Rexam is one of an exclusive
group of five companies within the containers and packaging sector chosen for
the 2013 Index. This follows Rexam's recent 'gold' (top award) rating by
Ecovadis, a comprehensive system used by several of the company's largest
customers to monitor the sustainability performance of suppliers.
For more than a decade, the DJSI has tracked the performance of
sustainability-driven companies worldwide, providing reliable, objective
benchmarks for asset managers with sustainability portfolios. Selection is
based on social, environmental and economic performance.
Graham Chipchase, Rexam's chief executive, commented: "With60 billion cans
produced globally each year, Rexam places great importance on
sustainability.The performance factors considered in the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index selection process have long been engrained in Rexam's
culture. To be included among this elite group of companies is superb
Rexam is a global consumer packaging company. We are one of the leading global
beverage can makers and a major global player in rigid plastic packaging for
healthcare applications. We are business partners to some of the world's most
famous and successful consumer brands. Our vision is to be the best global
consumer packaging company.
We have 67 manufacturing plants in 24 countries and employ around 11,000
people. Our sales from continuing operations in 2012 were in the region of $7
billion. Rexam is a member of the FTSE 100 and its ordinary shares are listed
with the UK Listing Authority and trade on the London Stock Exchange under the
symbol REX. For further information, visit www.rexam.com.
About Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global
sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM
and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the
world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social
criteria. 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 adopt sustainable best
Contact: John Revess, Director Group Sustainability, Rexam, +44 20 7227 4210
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