Stainless steel producer, Outokumpu’s strong sustainability performance has been recognized again by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) in their 2012 review.

This is the sixth consecutive year Outokumpu has appeared in the DJSI World. In the 2012 review Outokumpu is among the four best steel companies worldwide included in the DJSI World index. Outokumpu’s overall score improved from the previous year. Outokumpu was particularly recognized for its environmental work and received highest possible points in the climate strategy, environmental policy and management systems.

Positive feedback was also received in the occupational health and safety category where Outokumpu obtained the highest scores in the industry.

Since it is a producer of stainless steel which has a high scrap value the recycled content of Outokumpu steel is 90% against the steel industry average of 60%.

The DJSI indexes are ratings that rank the top companies in the economic, environmental and social performance, selected among the largest 2500 companies worldwide. Their indexes serve as benchmark and reference point for investors and companies alike. The analysis is carried out each year by an independent assessment party Sustainable Asset Management AG (SAM).