Expert assessments of sustainability and good rankings in significant sustainability indexes are important to Fortum because they support the development and continuous improvement in the responsibility of our operations. Additionally, the assessments and indexes provide investors with impartial information about the level of the company's operations in the three sub-areas of sustainability: economic, environmental and social responsibility.
Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Fortum has been listed for the tenth consecutive year on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Fortum improved its scores especially in the area of social responsibility. The 2012/2013 assessment for DJSI World included about 2,500 companies from 58 different sectors, of which 340 were included. From the electricity sector, 13 of the 102 companies assessed were included on the Dow Jones World Index. Fortum is the only Nordic energy company on this index.
Sustainability Year Book 2012
Fortum is included in the Sustainability Yearbook 2012, published by the SAM Group, and was awarded SAM Bronze Class for its sustainability work. The assessment included more than 2000 companies, with the top 15 per cent in each sector earning a spot in the yearbook.
Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
Fortum was ranked the best utility in Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) scoring 98/100 points and was the only Nordic company included in the index. Inclusion in the index indicates Fortum's strategic focus on climate change
mitigation, consideration of its long-term impact on business, good internal
data management and comprehensiveness in the company's climate reporting. Carbon
Disclosure Project is representing 655 institutional investors with $78 trillion
Fortum was awarded a Prime Status (B-) rating by the German oekom research AG in April 2011. Prime Status means that Fortum is among the best companies in its sector and fulfils industry-specific best-in-class requirements. oekom research AG annually assesses about 3000 companies. In the 2011 assessment, Prime Status was awarded to some 17% of the companies analysed.
Best in Class
Fortum was ranked the Best in Class company fulfilling the Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) funds’ criteria of the Norwegian banking group Storebrand. In the 2009 overall assessment of energy company performance in corporate responsibility, Fortum ranked best. Norwegian banking group Storebrand periodically analyses companies listed on the Morgan Stanley Capital International World Index. The previous time Storebrand assessed Fortum was in 2006. At that time too, Fortum ranked best in the overall assessment.
SOXX Global ESG Leaders
Fortum is included in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices which list global leaders in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The family of indices is made up of three specialized indices for the categories mentioned and one broad index which sums up the specialized indexes. In 2011 assessment, 1537 companies were evaluated of which 293 were included in the Leaders indices. In STOXX ranking, Fortum was the leading utility company in the Environmental index. Also, Fortum was one of the eight utility companies that were included in all of the indices.
ISO 14001 at 95% coverage
In August 2012 OAO Fortum's operations in Russia received ISO 14001
certification bringing Fortum’s certification coverage up to 95%.
NASDAQ GES Sustainabillity Finland
Fortum has been included in the NASDAQ Helsinki and GES Investment Service’s new OMX GES Sustainability Finland index. It provides investors with reliable and objective information about company performance in sustainability. GES Investment Services compares leading companies listed on NASDAQ Helsinki and their responsibility in environmental, social and governance issues. The 40 top-ranking companies in the assessment are included in the index.