Metso chosen for a new sustainability index

Published Oct 1, 2003 12.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso has been chosen for the new Kempen/SNS Smaller Europe SRI Index. 69 enterprises from 12 countries have been chosen for the Kempen/SNS Smaller Europe SRI Index. Some 1,700 European enterprises were evaluated on the basis of business ethics, personnel management and environmental responsibility.

The Kempen/SNS Smaller Europe SRI Index is published for the first time on 1 October 2003. Established by Kempen Capital Management and SNS Asset Management, the index assesses the sustainability of small European enterprises and helps them apply the principles of sustainable development in practice.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. The Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp and paper industries. Metso's other core businesses are divided between Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology).

In 2002, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.7 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 28,500. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.