HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE : EMC ) today announced its inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America. This is EMC's first listing on the financial index. The addition to the DJSI North America is a result of EMC's ongoing progress on its sustainability initiatives and participation in the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an in-depth analysis of a corporation's economic, environmental, governance and social performance.
"EMC is honored to be included in the index, because it recognizes, as we do, that progress in the area of sustainability is not only good for the environment and the world we live in, it is also good for our business," said EMC Chairman & CEO Joe Tucci.
"This is an important achievement for EMC, our customers, our shareholders, and our employees," said Kathrin Winkler, EMC Vice President, Corporate Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer. "EMC's inclusion comes first and foremost from the commitment by teams around the globe to achieve new levels of performance for EMC. EMC's DJSI North America placement is a great source of pride for our employees; it acknowledges their hard work, strengthens their bond with our company, and deepens their resolve to continue to make progress."
About EMC Sustainability
The EMC Office of Sustainability, inaugurated in 2007, sets global sustainability strategy in cooperation with the Board of Directors, the executive team and the functional business units. Since 2007, EMC has produced an annual sustainability report, exploring the company's strategies, achievements and overall progress with regard to its Sustainability Priorities, which include:
- Healthy Ecosystems: Focusing on energy and climate change, material use and waste, and water conservation; optimizing operations and value chain, transforming information infrastructure to be more sustainable, and collaborating for an environmentally sustainable world.
- Engaged People: Cultivating a culture of inclusiveness, innovation, and education to create groundbreaking solutions.
- Shared Value: Strengthening governance, visionary and ethical leadership, engagement and collaboration with stakeholders, to stay informed and create mutually beneficial solutions together.
- Transformative IT: Providing groundbreaking products and solutions that support a more sustainable world, and enabling customers to advance transformative ways of living and working.
About the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes and SAM they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.
The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach, including companies across all industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. Each year, SAM invites the world's 2,500 largest companies, measured by free-float market capitalization, from the 57 sectors to report on their sustainability performance. The result of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment provides an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social performance, such as corporate governance, water-related risks and stakeholder relations, with a special focus on industry-specific risks and opportunities.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes comprise global and regional benchmarks including European, Eurozone, Nordic, North American, US, Asia Pacific, and Korean indexes. Subsets of these indexes allow investors to exclude certain sectors from performance measurement. Dow Jones Indexes and SAM together can create customized versions of the indexes to meet investors' specific requirements for their unique investment objectives.
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