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EMBRAER LEADS ITS AREA OF THE DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX
São José dos Campos, September 9, 2011 – With the significant achievement of having been named the Aerospace and Defense sector leader, Embraer has been selected for the second consecutive year as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
“Our belief in and commitment to continuous improvement has led the company to constantly pursue best corporate management practices in all dimensions of its business,” said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President and CEO. “This rating crowns the efforts of all of Embraer’s collaborators, and it renews our motivation to exercise management based on values and on enterprise excellence.”
In 2009, Embraer was named, for the first time, as a Sector Mover, which is the rating given to companies that gain the highest number of positions among their peers. The following year, Embraer joined the Index by gaining the Gold Class rating, ranking second among sector companies. For the 2011/2012 listing, Embraer achieved the top spot in the aerospace and defense sector, which has 30 eligible companies, worldwide.
“Building a sustainable future is an absolute value of Embraer’s corporate culture,” said Paulo Penido, Embraer CFO. “Besides showing the advances already accomplished, this DJSI assessment is a very important tool for establishing the sector’s benchmarks and the precise indicators that will assist us in evaluating and improving our short and medium-range sustainability actions.”
Created in 1999, the DJSI is based on an analysis of economic, environmental and social performance criteria, and its current portfolio is formed by 342 companies from all over the world, including eight from Brazil. In all, more than 2,500 companies were invited to participate in the assessment.
In Brazil, Embraer has also been listed on the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA) since 2005, which attests to its distinctive dedication to sustainability.