Milan, 27 January 2009 – For the second year in a row Pirelli has been declared world sector leader in the ‘Autoparts and Tyres’ segment, as well as ‘Gold Class Company’, in the “Sustainability Yearbook 2009″ prepared by SAM Group with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
The Yearbook stands out as a complete, worldwide publication on sustainability and corporate performance trends, and represents an authoritative tool for sustainable finance professionals. It only includes companies that distinguish themselves with excellence in sustainability; only 15% of listed companies in 57 industry categories are included following SAM’s review.
SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) is the Swiss ethical rating agency which selects companies for admission to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the global index grouping together the best companies in terms of economic, financial, environmental and social sustainability, the result of collaboration between the Dow Jones stock index, STOXX Ltd., and SAM Group. Pirelli was selected and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability STOXX (DJSI STOXX) index for the first time in 2002 and has also been included for several years in the Dow Jones Sustainability World index.