Seven Finnish companies - Rautaruukki, Neste Oil, Kesko, Fortum, UPM, Outokumpo and Nokia - have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
Ruukki and Outokumpu are both ranked in the steel sector with Ruukki included for the fifth year running.
UPM was listed as the only forestry and paper company worldwide in the index. The company was selected both as a Supersector Leader in the Basic Resources sector and a Forestry & Paper Sector Leader.
Neste Oil, which has long been a pioneer in developing cleaner, lower-emission traffic fuels ,was named for the sixth year in succession
Energy company Fortum was listed for the tenth consecutive year and improved its scores particularly in the area of social responsibility.
Kesko, one of the leading operators in the Finnish grocery trade, has been included in the Dow Jones sustainability indexes since 2003 and was given the highest scores in four areas.
Nokia was again selected as one of the world’s most sustainable technology companies and has stayed on the list since 2000.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is created by evaluating the sustainability and responsibility of 2,500 of the world's largest companies from 58 sectors.
In 2012, altogether 340 companies from 30 countries were selected for DJSI World. The companies are also subject to continuous tracking.