TNT ranks first in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2007. The final results were announced today in Zurich by SAM research, one of the co-founders of the index. TNT improved its score from 84 in 2006 to 91 this year, reaching both the leading position in the super sector "Industrial Goods and Services" (which includes Transportation) and the highest score of any company in the DJSI.
According to SAM Research, TNT "has consistently improved not only its sustainability reporting but also its sustainability performance". The company achieved particularly good results in the areas of risk and crisis management, human capital development, stakeholder engagement and environmental management. Concrete initiatives like Planet Me, TNT’s program to cut CO2 emissions, further underpin the group’s leadership role.
Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT, commented: "This is the third time in a row that TNT ranks first in its sector, but it is the first time we achieve an overall number one position with the highest score in the entire index. I am very proud of this result and warmly thank all our staff who have made it possible. This will further stimulate us to develop initiatives like Planet Me and Moving the World, TNT’s partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, to the next level and sustain our leadership position."