Milan, 25 September 2007 - Intesa Sanpaolo has been included among the securities of the FTSE4Good world sustainability index, the stock-exchange index that includes companies able to meet precise standards of social and environmental responsibility.

Among the prerequisites for admission are respect for the environment and human rights; good relations with customers, shareholders, employees and civil society; fight against corruption and adoption of transparent corporate governance.

The criteria of inclusion – monitored in an independent manner through the analysis of public documents (Social Report, Balance Sheet, Websites, etc.) and direct interviews with the principal stakeholders of the company – are reviewed every six months and impose continuous improvements on the companies to demonstrate in-line behaviour.

Launched in 2001, the FTSE4Good stock-exchange index orients the choices of those institutional investors attentive to social and environmental themes in the selection of their portfolio, a market that in Europe alone today exceeds 1,000 milliards of euros, according to the surveys of Eurosif, the European Social Investment Forum.
Admission to the index and alignment with the best international standards is a recognition of the commitment of these years and a confirmation of constant attention to sustainability in the medium and long term.


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