24 October 2016
Polymetal International plc (LSE, MOEX: POLY, ADR: AUCOY) (together with its subsidiaries – “Polymetal”, the “Company”, or the “Group”) is pleased to announce its inclusion in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index.
Polymetal was included in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index for the first time, which is a recognition of the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. The index is created on the basis of the sustainability performance of 345 companies selected from the STOXX Global 1800 Index.
Polymetal achieved a score of 97.68/100 in the Governance ranking, 78.90/100 in the Environmental ranking and 71.22/100 in the Social ranking.
Polymetal is also ranked in other leading sustainability indices such as the FTSE4Good, Euronext-Vigeo, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
“Polymetal’s inclusion in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index is a strong indicator of our success in implementing sustainability practices across our operations,” said Group CEO, Vitaly Nesis.
The STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index is calculated by STOXX Ltd., a global index provider fully owned by the German stock exchange Deutsche Börse Group, and is made of three ESG sub-indices, which are based on sustainability data provided by Sustainalytics, a global provider of ESG research and analysis. Selections to the indices are carried using a fully transparent and rule-based process that rates companies based upon stringent ESG criteria.
To learn more about Polymetal’s Sustainability initiatives please visit: http://www.polymetalinternational.com/sustainable-development.aspx?sc_lang=en.
For more information about STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index please visit: https://www.stoxx.com/index-details?symbol=SXWESGU.