7 September 2017 at 3 pm. (EET)
Neste listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index already for the 11th time
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) have again listed the world's most sustainable companies. Neste was included in the DJSI World Index for the 11th consecutive time. In this year's analysis, Neste ranks high especially with regard to human rights, labor practice indicators, and in matters related to Occupational Health and Safety. Furthermore, Neste was the best in industry in Corporate Governance and in water related risks.
The analysis is based on year 2016, during which Neste advanced its comprehensive human and labor rights program in particular.
"Sustainability is part of everything we do and at the core of our strategy. We are very glad that our sustainability work was worthy of the DJSI Index for the 11th consecutive time. This year our performance improved and Neste belonged to the 1st quartile performers. This shows that our long tradition of systematic sustainability work has laid a firm foundation for us to further develop our operations," says Simo Honkanen, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Public Affairs at Neste.
"Sustainability requires continuous development and results encourage us to continue developing our work. According to the DJSI results, Neste still needs to improve in new indicators related to impact measurement and valuation which were included in the DJSI for the first time", Honkanen concludes.
Companies are selected for the indices based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental, and social criteria as well as sustainability trends. Only companies that lead their industries based on this assessment are included in the indices. Of the oil refining and gas companies, 23 were analyzed this year. Eventually, only three were selected for inclusion in the DJSI World Index.
Director, Corporate Communications
More information: Pekka Tuovinen, Senior Advisor, Sustainability, tel. +358 10 458 4516, pekka.tuovinen(at)neste.com
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Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) builds sustainable solutions for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers. Our global range of products and services allows customers to reduce their carbon footprint by combining high-quality and low-emission renewable products and oil products to tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner whose expertise, research and sustainable practices are appreciated worldwide. In 2016, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11.7 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com