STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) recognizes Elekta (STO:EKTAB) for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change. Elekta has therefore been awarded a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 (https://www.cdp.net/en-US/Pages/events/2014/cdp-leaders.aspx).
The index presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. It has been produced at the request of 767 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital by CDP (https://www.cdp.net/en-US/Pages/HomePage.aspx), the international NGO that drives sustainable economies.
Niklas Savander, Elekta’s President and CEO, says: “We are delighted to be a leader in driving sustainable economies. This is one of many ways that Elekta demonstrates we care for life.”
Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, comments: “Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and we face steep financial risk if we do not mitigate them. The business case for action to mitigate climate change has never been stronger or more urgent. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index. These companies are responding to market demand for environmental accountability and at the same time are making progress towards the realization of sustainable economies.”
Elekta was also recently added to the FTSE4Good Index Series (http://www.elekta.com/pressreleases/933648/elekta-included-in-ftse4good-index-series.html). This is a set of indices defined by the FTSE that measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
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The above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 11:00 CET on October 15, 2014.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.
Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Website: www.elekta.com.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate-change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP (https://twitter.com/CDP) to find out more.
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