Neste Oil Corporation
5 October 2012 at noon (EET)
Neste Oil included in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders sustainability index as well as Storebrand's sustainable investment fund
Neste Oil was selected for inclusion in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders index for the second time in succession at the end of September. Those approximately 300 companies included are seen as leading the field globally on the basis of a review of their performance in terms of environmental and social sustainability and corporate governance. Neste Oil was simultaneously selected for inclusion in both the STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders and STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders specialized indices, both of which feature just over 200 companies. The review was carried out by Sustainalytics, an independent specialist in sustainability research and analysis.
Neste Oil ranked as a sustainable investment by Storebrand
Neste Oil has also been selected as a sustainable investment for the new Storebrand Trippel Smart and SPP Global Topp 100 fund launched at the beginning of October this year. According to the Norwegian-based Storebrand banking and financial group behind the fund, selection indicates that Neste Oil is one of the world's most sustainable companies on the basis of its performance in the field. The fund is the first of its type in the Nordic region.
A total of 100 companies representing a range of different sectors from around the world have been selected for inclusion in the fund on the basis of their financial performance and their work in the area of sustainability. The review that preceded selection focused on companies' future prospects and their contribution to building a sustainable world. Qualification to the fund is awarded on an annual basis.
Neste Oil's work in the sustainability area has also received other recognition in international reviews this year. Early in the year, Neste Oil was ranked the world's 19th most sustainable company in The Global 100 List and one of the best companies in the oil & gas sector by Forest Footprint Disclosure. Neste Oil has also been included in the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register; and was selected for the DJSI World sustainability index by Dow Jones in September for the for the sixth time in succession.
Neste Oil Corporation
Senior Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs
Simo Honkanen, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and HSSE, tel. +358 (0)10 458 4170
Pekka Tuovinen, Vice President, Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, tel. +358 (0)10 458 4516
Neste Oil in brief
Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company concentrating on low-emission, high-quality traffic fuels, and is the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel. Neste Oil had net sales of EUR 15.4 billion in 2011 and employs around 5,000 people. Neste Oil's share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Neste Oil has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register. Neste Oil has been included in The Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations for a number of years in succession; and Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) has ranked Neste Oil as the best performer in the oil & gas sector. Further information: www.nesteoil.com