Essen, 04 September 2003This pressinformation is more than two years old

RWE again placed among top group of businesses with sustainable leadership

  • Single German utility in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 1999

The RWE Group in Essen was ranked among the top group of businesses with sustainable leadership by SAM Indexes GmbH of Zürich, published today. The indices naming RWE to that group were the Dow Jones Sustainability Index DJSI World and DJSI STOXX 2004. RWE has remained the only German utility named by the DJSI indices each year since they were first published in 1999. In comparison with 2003, RWE again significantly improved its position. Key contributing factors in that regard were the continuous further development of the Group’s sustainability strategy, its clear orientation toward environmental policy and its transparent reporting in the annual Environmental Report and Internet.

The DJSI World includes some 300 businesses worldwide that are considered to be leaders in their fields in terms of adhering to sustainable business policies. The European Benchmark DJSI STOXX includes 178 businesses. The DJSI indices are considered the most important index group worldwide for sustainable business leadership, and have the widest circulation. Funds allocated according to DJSI criteria alone amount to €2.2 billion.
Further information is available on the Internet at http://www.sustainability-indexes.com.


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