We are proud to announce that Wartsila, a member of the SSI has been included in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index. The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index offers a representation of the leading global companies in terms of environmental, social and governance criteria. The index is made of the following three ESG sub-indices: the STOXX Global ESG Environmental Leaders, the STOXX Global ESG Social Leaders and the STOXX Global ESG Governance Leaders indices.

According to Marko Vainikka, Director, Corporate Relations and Sustainability, “We are very pleased to note, that this selection places us in the group of sector leaders in sustainability. Lately we have been working especially with ensuring the ethicality of our activities globally, and enforcing the Wärtsilä Code of Conduct visibility and understanding throughout the organisation,”.

Ian Petty, General Manager SSI commented;

“We are delighted for Wartsila being recognised by the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index, it highlights that our members are seen by the global community as leaders in sustainability through their work in the maritime sector. This recognition demonstrates the importance of continued work within the shipping industry to make our sector more sustainable and environmentally conscious”.

For more information please visit the Wartsila link below; http://www.wartsila.com/media/news/10-11-2016-wartsila-included-in-the-stoxx-global-esg-leaders-index


About the Sustainable Shipping Initiative

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is an independent charity, comprised of ambitious leaders spanning the whole shipping value chain from charterers and ship owners, to ship yards, class societies and technology companies.

The SSI’s objective is to make sustainability mainstream; working with its members and other shipping stakeholders to create a more environmentally responsible, socially conscious, safer, accountable, and more economically profitable industry.  One that is truly sustainable by 2040, as outlined in its Vision.

The SSI was founded by global sustainability non-profit organisation Forum for the Future in conjunction with WWF, the global conservation NGO and a number of leading shipping industry companies. Forum for the Future and WWF remain as SSI NGO members.