Finnish companies among world’s most sustainable corporations
Five Finnish businesses have been ranked among the most sustainable companies in the world on the Global 100 index.
Minerals and metals processing technology company Outotec was deemed to be the third most sustainable company overall in the world. This represents an increase of nine places from last year’s ranking. German car manufacturer BMW topped the list overall, followed by French software company Dassault Systemes.
In addition to Outotec, four other Finnish companies made it to the index: Kesko (15th), UPM-Kymmene (25th), Neste Oil (39th) and Nokia (60th).
Along with its high placement on the Global 100 list, Outotec has been awarded the Silver Class distinction for its excellent sustainability performance in Robeco SAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
“We are extremely happy about our third place on the Global 100 list and the Silver Class Award which recognise Outotec’s continued efforts to enable sustainable use of natural resources,” says Pertti Korhonen, CEO of Outotec. “We work hard to reduce the environmental impact of our customers’ operations through resource efficient and cleaner processing technologies and services as well as solutions for waste-to-energy, industrial water management, recycling and reprocessing of tailings and effluents.”
The Global 100 index is compiled by media and investment advisory company Corporate Knights and is based on an analysis of major listed corporations with market capitalisation over two billion US dollars. The companies are surveyed using a range of indicators covering areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and the amount of waste they generate in relation to the financial benefit they produce.