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PRESS RELEASE

 

INTESA SANPAOLO CONFIRMED IN THE “DOW JONES

SUSTAINABILITY INDICES”

 

The Group’s constant commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability recognised at European and global level

 

Milan - Turin, 10 September 2015 - Intesa Sanpaolo Group consolidates its position as one of the most active companies in the world in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability.

 

Intesa Sanpaolo stock has in fact been confirmed for the fifth consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe and Dow Jones Sustainability Index World financial indices, managed by S&P Dow Jones Indices, by Robeco SAM, an investor specialising in sustainable investments.

 

Intesa Sanpaolo was awarded an overall score of 85 out of 100, compared with a sector average of 61. Performance in the environmental context was excellent, achieving a score of 94, with a sector average of 55.

 

The Dow Jones sustainability indices were launched in 1999 and monitor the economic, social and environmental performances of major companies on the world stock exchanges.

 

Stocks to be included in the Dow Jones sustainability indices (DJSI) are selected on the basis of a strict annual evaluation conducted by Robeco SAM.

 

The indices follow the best-in-class approach, and include companies from 24 sectors with the highest performances relating to numerous sustainability indicators.

 

As regards the financial sector, in 2015 there were 27 banks appearing in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and 11 in the Europe index.

 

Carlo Messina, Intesa Sanpaolo Managing Director and CEO, commented as follows: “This important recognition is a cause for great satisfaction and at the same time spurs us on to identify further areas for improvement, with the aim of creating more and more value over the long term for the Bank and its employees, for its customers, for the community in general and for the environment.

 

Press information

Intesa Sanpaolo

Institutional, Social and Cultural Media Relations

Tel. +39 02 87963531

stampa@intesasanpaolo.com

 

 

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