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Elisa becomes a constituent of the globally recognised FTSE4Good Index

Media release.
Published: 29-Aug-2016 09:00 am
Publisher: Elisa Oyj

Elisa Corporation, press release, 29 August 2016

Elisa Corporation has been included in the globally recognised FTSE4Good Index.  The index is designed to measure the performance of companies that meet the globally acknowledged corporate standards of responsibility in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

“As a Finnish company expanding into the global market, it is important for us to act in a responsible, ethical and legal way in all situations. Being included in the respected FTSE4Good Index is a great honour, and it proves that our long-term work towards responsibility has taken us in the right direction and is now producing results. It is good to continue developing our operating models from here,” says Minna Kröger, corporate responsibility director at Elisa.

The FTSE4GoodIndex is created by FTSE Russell, part of London Stock Exchange Group, one of the world’s leading exchange operators and index provider. The FTSE4Good Index series, introduced in 2001, is a comparison tool for responsible investors. The criteria for being included in the index have been designed to help investors to evaluate companies’ ESG practices. The criteria focus on corporate social responsibility, human rights, environmental practices, social and stakeholder relations, and combating corruption.
 
Elisa’s inclusion in the index was confirmed following the FTSE4Good Policy Committee's review in June 2016. Elisa also reports its emissions in the annual CDP survey and is committed to operating according to the principles of the UN Global Compact.  

For more information on the FTSE4Good index, go to: http://www.ftse.com/products/indices/FTSE4Good

For more information on Elisa's corporate responsibility, go to: http://corporate.elisa.com/corporate-responsibility/

Additional information: Elisa Corporation, Minna Kröger, Corporate Responsibility Director, tel. +358 50 572 7620, minna.kroger@elisa.fi

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Elisa has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

Elisa is a telecommunications, ICT and online service company serving 2.3 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers. Elisa provides environmentally sustainable services for communication and entertainment, and tools for improving operating methods and productivity of organisations. In Finland Elisa is the market leader in mobile subscriptions. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor enables globally competitive services. Elisa is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap with approximately 200 000 shareholders. Elisa's revenue in 2015 was 1.57 billion euros and it employed 4,100 people. www.elisa.com

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