Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive year and thus maintains its position among the world's sustainability leaders. Valmet was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices.
The annual evaluation conducted by a Swiss investment specialist RobecoSAM comprehensively reviews the company's performance with regard to social, environmental and financial factors. In total 316 companies were included in the DJSI World for 2016-2017.
"Maintaining our position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is an excellent achievement for Valmet. It proofs that we have been able to improve our sustainability performance year by year, which is a key criteria for inclusion. We have systematically proceeded with our sustainability agenda, and by doing so achieved many concrete results. We will now continue this work by implementing our updated sustainability action plans for the next three years," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet Corporation.
Valmet defined its sustainability agenda named Sustainability360º initially in early 2014. The agenda focuses on five core areas: sustainable supply chain; health, safety and environment; people and performance; sustainable solutions, and corporate citizenship. In the action plans for 2016-2018, special focus continues on ensuring a globally sustainable supply chain and continuous improvement of safety culture.
About the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The DJSI is a sustainability index family which includes the global sustainability leaders across industries. The company inclusion is based on a best-in-class approach, which means that the indices only include the top ranked companies within each industry. The index serves as a benchmark for investors who are committed to ethical investing and review companies' sustainability performance as part of their analyses.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.
Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.
Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.