NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced that it has been named to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s S&P 500 Leadership Index for the third consecutive year, and is again the only global exchange operator and trading-technology provider in the index. In addition, NYSE Euronext was the highest-ranked company in the financial sector and its scores for carbon management and disclosure again improved year-over-year.
NYSE Euronext Named Top Financial Company and Only Exchange Operator in Carbon Disclosure Project's S&P 500 Leadership Index
“As a leader among financial markets, we have a special responsibility to set strong standards regarding carbon management and transparency,” said Jeffrey Pellet, Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate and Facilities at NYSE Euronext. “We are proud to receive this recognition of our progress in running our business as efficiently as possible and simultaneously protecting the very environment in which our global community works and lives.”
- NYSE Euronext received a score of 96 on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, compared with scores of 89 in 2011 and 80 in 2010. Of the S&P 500 companies, only 53 were recognized in this index in 2012, and NYSE Euronext ranked in a tie for eighth place among these. This index is based on quality and depth of disclosure.
- On the Carbon Performance Leadership Index, NYSE Euronext received an “A,” compared with a “C” last year. Of the S&P 500 companies, NYSE Euronext was one of only 15 recognized for this index in 2012. The Carbon Performance Leadership Index is based on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in addition to how well companies incorporate climate change in their risk management and strategic decision making, leading to lower energy costs, increased productivity and greater awareness of low-carbon products and services.
- NYSE Euronext had the highest combined score among the nine financial-sector companies considered disclosure and performance leaders.
In related news, NYSE Euronext recently marked its second year as the only carbon-neutral global exchange operator. For more information about NYSE Euronext’s various environmental-sustainability programs, please see this video.
About the Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project (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 harnesses the power of market forces, including 655 institutional investors with assets of US$78 trillion, to collect information from companies on their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change and water risk and opportunity. Please visit www.cdproject.net to find out more.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
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