The Fortum corporate website was ranked as the second best in Finland among the stock listed companies in the annual KWD Webranking survey. Among the European companies Fortum was ninth. Last year our ranking in Finland was number one and fifth in Europe. This year the best Finnish company was Wärtsilä.
On Fortum's website, the "About us" section was rated as one of the best in the Utilities industry. Fortum's governance section received high scores across all the criteria and the corporate sustainability section was ranked the best in Finland, incorporating for example an extensive code of conduct section.
Among all countries Finnish companies performed extremely well in presenting information about investor relations and corporate governance on their websites. In the survey Finnish and Swedish web sites were best in mobility. According to the survey, the demand of mobile services is increasing rapidly and companies have major challengers to meet the requirements.
The KWD Webranking is a comprehensive survey of online corporate communication globally. The ranking is based on the requirements and demands from investors, financial analysts, business journalists, and job seekers. This year, the survey covered nearly 1000 companies worldwide.
Ari Kurki, Head of Digital Channels, Fortum, tel. +358 50 453 6808
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 sales of electricity and heat as well as related expert services.
Fortum’s operations focus on the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland and the Baltics. In the future, the integrating European and fast-growing Asian energy markets provide additional growth opportunities. In 2012, Fortum’s sales totalled EUR 6.2 billion and comparable operating profit was EUR 1.7 billion. We employ approximately 10,400 people. Fortum’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Additional information: www.fortum.com , m.fortum.com