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Husqvarna Group (STO:HUSQB) has been reconfirmed as a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series and appointed new member of the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index. The indices are designed to facilitate investments in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards in environmental care, social care and corporate governance.
"It is gratifying that Husqvarna Group has been included. To us, this shows that we are on the right path,” says Kai Wärn, President and CEO of Husqvarna Group.
FTSE4Good First launched in 2001, FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) evaluates companies based on publicly disclosed information on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) indicators, such as climate change, pollution, labor standards, health and safety, human rights, and anti-corruption.
STOXX Global ESG Leaders As of end of September 2014, Husqvarna Group is also part of the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices. The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index offers a representation of the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria. STOXX is owned by Deutsche Börse Group and SIX Group.
2014 Global 100 Earlier this year, Husqvarna Group was recognized by the annual Global 100 list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as one of the world’s most sustainable companies.
Husqvarna Group is the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products including robotic lawn mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and trimmers. The Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold via dealers and retailers to both consumers and professional users in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2013 amounted to SEK 30 billion, and the Group had 14,000 employees on average in more than 40 countries.
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