Outotec ranked 3rd on the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies. The annual listing was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today. This was the second consecutive year Outotec was included in the index (ranking 12th in 2013).
Corporate Knights media and investment advisory company screened all listed companies with a market capitalization of USD 2 billion or above, altogether 3,641 companies using twelve quantitative sustainability indicators. Companies included in the index are the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sector.
Commenting on this year's Global 100, Toby Heaps, Corporate Knights CEO, remarked, "The global 100 index has outperformed its benchmark by 3.94% since inception in 2005. This speaks for the investment benefits of sustainability. Core sustainability themes, including water scarcity, rising energy prices and growing competition for human capital, all of which are captured in the Global 100 methodology, hold growing investment relevance."
"We have set ourselves ambitious targets on sustainable development. This ranking is evidence of our hard work and accomplishments what comes to creating value to both our shareholders and the society around us through our technologies. We are proud and humble at the same time - and being sustainable means that we will continue our efforts to be a great company to work with, to work for and to invest in", says Minna Aila, Head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility.