Nokia has been named as the world’s most sustainable technology company according to the 2009/2010 edition of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, released today.
The Dow Jones Indexes are globally respected rankings of how well the world’s leading corporations are integrating sustainability into their businesses. The indexes select components from 2,500 companies in over 50 countries, and are referenced by investors.
Nokia executive vice president and chief financial officer Rick Simonson said: “Achieving the world number one slot across the entire global technology industry is a great achievement. It reflects the continued and strong commitment by Nokia employees to sustainable business practices. We remain committed to action in this area because acting responsibly is not only the right thing to do, it is also undoubtedly the best thing for our business.”
Nokia claims it has been integrating environmental and sustainable activities into its business for more than a decade by reducing environmental impacts in packaging, energy consumption, materials, increasing recyclability and making its offices more energy efficient.