CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, was recently selected to join the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI). Members of the DJSI represent leading sustainability companies around the world and Rexam is one of an exclusive group of five companies within the containers and packaging sector chosen for the 2013 Index. This follows Rexam's recent 'gold' (top award) rating by Ecovadis, a comprehensive system used by several of the company's largest customers to monitor the sustainability performance of suppliers.
For more than a decade, the DJSI has tracked the performance of sustainability-driven companies worldwide, providing reliable, objective benchmarks for asset managers with sustainability portfolios. Selection is based on social, environmental and economic performance.
Graham Chipchase, Rexam's chief executive, commented: "With 60 billion cans produced globally each year, Rexam places great importance on sustainability. The performance factors considered in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index selection process have long been engrained in Rexam's culture. To be included among this elite group of companies is superb recognition."
Rexam is a global consumer packaging company. We are one of the leading global beverage can makers and a major global player in rigid plastic packaging for healthcare applications. We are business partners to some of the world's most famous and successful consumer brands. Our vision is to be the best global consumer packaging company.
We have 67 manufacturing plants in 24 countries and employ around 11,000 people. Our sales from continuing operations in 2012 were in the region of $7 billion. Rexam is a member of the FTSE 100 and its ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing Authority and trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol REX. For further information, visit www.rexam.com.
About Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.