Wärtsilä in sustainable development indices
Wärtsilä is included in the Ethibel Investment Register and the Ethibel Pioneer Sustainability Index, ASPI Eurozone® Index and FSTE4Good Index. In 2010, Wärtsilä was included in two new sustainability indexes: The ECPI Global Carbon Equity Index and OMX GES Sustainability Nordic index. It has also been rated a Prime company by oekom research.
FTSE4Good Index Series is a series of benchmark and tradable indices for socially responsible investors. The inclusion criteria are designed to help investors minimise social, environmental and ethical risks. The criteria focus on corporate responsibility, human rights, environmental actions, social and stakeholder engagement and countering bribery.
European Corporate Social Responsibility Ratings Agency www.vigeo.com
The ASPI Eurozone® Index consists of the 120 listed Eurozone companies that perform best in social and environmental terms. The stocks are selected on the basis of Vigeo ratings.
Wärtsilä has been included in the Ethibel PIONEER and Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Registers (see www.ethibel.org) since 28/01/2005 and has been monitored regarding its CSR profile since then. These investment registers form the basis for the European Collective Quality labels ETHIBEL PIONEER and ETHIBEL EXCELLENCE, which are awarded to investment funds and financial products only.
The ECPI Global Carbon Equity Index is an investable index picking companies best equipped to tackle a world of rising carbon emissions and tougher climate legislation from carbon intensive sectors such as Utilities, Basic Materials, Industrial and Energy.
OMX GES Sustainability Nordic Index is based on a risk rating, which is an analysis of risks in the companies' methods of dealing with the environment, human rights and corporate governance. The analysis is based on international norms on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in accordance with the UN Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI). It evaluates both the companies' present status and readiness for the future. The analysis model is easy to implement, and gives an immediate overview over a company's sustainability status, which can reduce the investment risk. The Nordic sustainability index comprises the 50 best rated companies on the Nordic exchanges.
Oekom research awards Prime status to those companies which according to the oekom Corporate rating are among the leaders in their industry and which meet industry-specific minimum requirements.