Neste Oil Corporation
13 September 2012 at 4:15 p.m. (EET)
Neste Oil selected for inclusion in DJSI World for the sixth time in succession
Neste Oil has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the sixth year in succession according to the official list published on 13 September. A total of 340 companies from 30 countries were selected for inclusion this year. Companies selected for this highly respected index are considered among the best in their field and are expected to show a strong commitment to sustainable development in terms of economic, environmental, and social criteria, as well as continuous development. Companies included in the various DJSI Indexes are selected on the basis of an extensive review by the Swiss-based SAM Group.
The review was based on year 2011 sustainability performance in which Neste Oil focused on areas such as the company's renewable fuels supply chain management and further developing the sustainability verification system, improving occupational and process safety performance, and stakeholder engagement.
"We are very proud that Neste Oil's ongoing work in numerous areas related to sustainability is continuing to deliver results and has seen the company ranked among the best in the oil & gas industry in this area and among the world's most sustainable companies generally this year," says Neste Oil's President & CEO, Matti Lievonen.
"Given the fact that the DJSI's criteria are getting tougher and that their focus is changing over time, no one can take continuing to be selected for inclusion for granted."
Neste Oil has long been a pioneer in developing cleaner, lower-emission traffic fuels, and is committed to being a leader in the industry in terms of sustainability as well. Neste Oil's work in the sustainability area has received recognition in a number of other reviews in addition to DSJI World. Earlier this year, for example, The Global 100 List ranked Neste Oil as the world's 19th most sustainable company, while Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) ranked the company as one of the best performers in the oil & gas sector. Neste Oil has also been selected for inclusion in the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register.
Neste Oil Corporation
Senior Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs
Simo Honkanen, Senior Vice President, HSEQ and Sustainability, 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 is included in The Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations; and Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) has ranked Neste Oil as the best performer in the oil & gas sector. Further information: www.nesteoil.com.