Valmet reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe

Sep 25, 2018

Valmet was reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe since September 21, 2018

The Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe contains the 200 best performing European stock listed companies in the field of corporate social responsibility. Ethibel’s main areas of assessment are human capital, environmental management, market ethics, governance, social impact and human rights. The assessment is based on external information sources such as sustainability reporting and company web sites.

"The reconfirmation as a constituent in the Ethibel Sustainability Index is a great recognition of our strong focus and continuous progress in sustainability. As the assessment is entirely based on external information sources, this recognition also highlights the good work we have done in transparent and comprehensive sustainability reporting and communications," says Laura Puustjärvi, Head of Sustainability.

"We see a growing number of inquiries related to sustainability issues from investors. Valmet's inclusion in this index provides further assurance of the company as an ethical investment target. We believe that sustainability creates long-term shareholder value and better enables us to embrace opportunities and manage risks deriving from economic, environmental and social mega trends," says Calle Loikkanen, Director of Investor Relations. Read more about Valmet as a sustainable investment.

Inclusion in the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe continues Valmet’s strong track record of sustainability acknowledgements. In September 2018, Valmet was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices for the fifth consecutive year. Valmet was also awarded the Silver Class Sustainability Award in RobecoSAM’s annual Sustainability Yearbook 2018.

Sustainability is at the core of Valmet’s strategy implementation. Our comprehensive Sustainability360° agenda and connected action plans for 2016-2018 guide our sustainability work. Read more about our strategy and progress in sustainability in our Annual Report 2017.