PRESS RELEASE 15 September 2011
Fortum's work on promoting sustainability and climate change mitigation has
received two important international recognitions: Fortum was ranked the best
utility in Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) scoring 97/100 points and
was the only Nordic company included in the index. Fortum was also listed in
the Dow Jones Sustainability Index DJSI World for the ninth consecutive year.
"We are very pleased that Fortum's ambitious and extensive carbon-dioxide goals
together with our actions in climate change issues as well as our comprehensive
and transparent disclosure have been recognised in the CDLI evaluation", says
Anne Brunila, Fortum's Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and
A vision of the future energy system leads Fortum's operations
Fortum's long-term objective is to transfer to a so called solar economy where
energy is produced primarily with renewable energy sources and without CO2
emissions. Also Fortum's updated strategy has a strong link to the objectives
of sustainable development. The company's performance in economic, social and
environmental responsibility and in particular Fortum's actions in mitigating
climate change are reflected in company's high rankings in international
"In comparison to last year's Dow Jones assessment, we improved our results in
all areas of sustainability. In the countries where we operate, Fortum is an
important investor and employer, and we have a significant role in promoting
local well-being. I am particularly satisfied with our distinctively improved
performance in economic responsibility. Fortum also received the highest scores
in its industry for the economic performance measurement and scorecard system,"
says Ulla Rehell, Vice President, Sustainability.
Fortum is also at the top of its industry in occupational safety and customer
relationship management as well as in resource efficiency. In addition, the
company's comprehensive third-party assured responsibility reporting was
mentioned in the assessment.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is created by evaluating the sustainability
activities of 2,500 of the world's largest companies. In 2011, altogether 342
companies were selected for the index. The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
compares 52 Global 500 Index companies and their measures on climate issues.
Ulla Rehell, Vice President, Sustainability
Tel. +358 10 45 29251, email@example.com
Fortum's purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future
generations. We provide sustainable solutions that fulfil the needs for low
emissions, resource efficiency and energy security, and deliver excellent value
to our shareholders. Our activities cover the generation, distribution and sale
of electricity and heat as well as related expert services.
Fortum's operations focus on the Nordic countries, Russia and Baltic Rim area.
In the future, the integrating European and fast-growing Asian energy markets
provide additional growth opportunities. In 2010, Fortum's sales totalled EUR
6.3 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.8 billion. We employ
approximately 10,500 people. Fortum's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Further information: www.fortum.com