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adidas AG included in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for 13th time – Industry Leader for 9th time

Herzogenaurach, 13 September 2012 – For the 13th consecutive time, adidas AG has been selected to join the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), the world's first global sustainability index family tracking the performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. In the category ‘Clothing, Accessories & Footwear’, adidas AG was rated as industry leader in sustainability issues and corporate responsibility for the 9th time. 

The results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes review was announced by Sustainability Asset Management (SAM), a global investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, in collaboration with S&P Dow Jones Indices. 

The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards and labour practices.

Frank Henke, Global Director SEA of the adidas Group, shares his thoughts: “We are proud of this great recognition. It is testimony to our continuous efforts towards sustainable business practices and spurs us in further integrating social and environmental improvements into our business operations.” 

For more information about DJSI please refer to www.sustainability-index.com.