STOCKHOLM, 29-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Husqvarna Group has been reconfirmed as member of the FTSE4Good Index Series and of the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders index. These indices are designed to facilitate investments in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards in environmental and social care as well as corporate governance.
“Integrating environmental, health and safety into our operations create long-term value for the business. To us, these index inclusions shows that we are on the right path,” says Jonas Willaredt, VP Sustainability Affairs, Husqvarna Group.
Husqvarna Group has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index and in FTSE4Good Europe Index since 2006. Created by the global index company FTSE, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.
STOXX® Global ESG Leaders
Since 2014, Husqvarna Group has been part of the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices. STOXX is owned by Deutsche Börse Group and SIX Group, and the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders index includes leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria.
Husqvarna Group is a world leading producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a world leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to end-customers in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2014 amounted to SEK 33 billion, and the Group had more than 14,000 employees in 40 countries.
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