Holcim acknowledged as "leader of the industry" in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2006 and again included in FTSE4Good Index.
Holcim Ltd has again been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the European Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index as well as the FTSE4Good Index Series. This year Holcim has also been acknowledged as "leader of the industry" in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This is an external recognition of the Group's continuous and consistent efforts in sustainable development. Particularly in the category "Climate Strategy" Holcim received a top ranking.
Holcim recognizes that the long-term success of its business depends on value creation and on the Group's ability to integrate its sustainability strategy into core management systems.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is the first global index tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index covers the top 10 percent of the biggest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones World Index in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index includes the leading 20 percent of companies represented in the Dow Jones STOXXSM 600 Index. The analysis is based on an annual assessment undertaken by SAM Group. For further information see www.sustainability-indexes.com
The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, and to facilitate investment in those companies. The FTSE4Good Europe Index and the FTSE4Good Global Index are benchmark indices, including all companies in the broad market index that meet the FTSE4Good criteria. The indices are an important reference for sustainable investment products. The data used in assessing companies' eligibility for inclusion in the FTSE4Good indices is independently researched by Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS).
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Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement, aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel), concrete and construction-related services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents.
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