Valmet included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Valmet Corporation's press release on September 11, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. EET
Valmet has been selected for the world's leading Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The company was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices.
"Being selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index means that we are doing a lot of things right, and it demonstrates that sustainability is an integral part of our business operations. In line with our sustainability agenda, we aim to be transparent in the way we communicate about our performance relating to social, environmental and financial obligations. This kind of external evaluation provides an effective means for all our stakeholders to assess Valmet's achievements. The ranking also serves as a management tool: it helps to continuously enhance our sustainability performance and define areas for improvement," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet Corporation.
In total 319 companies were selected for the DJSI World 2014/2015. In addition to Valmet, three other companies from Finland are included in the World index this year.
About Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Dow Jones indices follow a best-in-class approach, which means that the index includes companies across all industries that outperform their peers in sustainability performance. The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental, and social performance. The analysis focuses on issues such as corporate governance, risk management, customer relations, environmental performance, supply chain management, and human rights and labor practices.
The Dow Jones Sustainability index serves as a benchmark for investors who are committed to ethical investing and review companies' sustainability performance as part of overall analyses.
Further information, please contact:
Anu Salonsaari-Posti, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Valmet, tel. +358 50 453 4262
Laura Kantanen, Head of Sustainability, Valmet, tel. +358 50 337 4473
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.
The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.