NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2012 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third consecutive year, and that its overall score again rose year-over-year.
NYSE Euronext Scores Higher in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
“Sustainability is now becoming an integral part of our business practices and decision making across the organization, and our higher scores in the index reflect that progress,” said Michelle Greene, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. “NYSE Euronext sees sustainability as a key component of how we execute our strategy and deliver on our leadership responsibility to our global community.”
NYSE Euronext’s overall score rose 3 points to 54, up 6 percent from 2011. The 2012 rating is 15 points higher than the average score of companies in the financial sector.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
In related news, NYSE Euronext last week was named to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s S&P 500 Leadership Index, and 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 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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