AMD Added To Dow Jones Indexes That Track Performance Of Socially Responsible Companies
—Indexes focus on corporate governance, labor practices and social, economic and environmental policies as key to gauging value—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has been added to the recently launched Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North American) and the Dow Jones Sustainability United States Index (DJSI United States). These indexes track best-in-class companies in the U.S. and throughout North America based on social, economic, and environmental criteria, such as corporate governance, climate change, eco-efficiency, and labor practices.
The DJSI North American and DJSI United States indexes are part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family and provide solid benchmarks for sustainability-driven North American and U.S. equity portfolios. Corporate sustainability is the ability to create long-term shareholder value by managing environmental, social, and economic risks and opportunities. The DJSI North America index includes the top 20% in terms of sustainability in each sector out of the largest 600 North American companies. The DJSI United States is a subset of the DJSI North America.
“AMD’s inclusion in these indexes underscores our commitment to operating with integrity, responsibility and the utmost respect for people and the environment,” said Tom McCoy, Chief Administrative Officer for AMD. “AMD was founded on the principle of ‘people first, products and profits will follow.’ Our focus on customer needs has resulted in the development of products and partnerships that help address global social issues, such as the technology gap in the developing world.”
AMD has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) since 2002. The DJSI World is a global sustainability benchmark initially launched in 1999 that comprises the top 10% of the leading sustainability companies, out of the largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones World Index.
AMD’s annual corporate responsibility report presents the company’s environmental, social, and economic initiatives and efforts that support sustainability. The 2004 Corporate Responsibility Report is available at: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/AboutAMD/0,,51_52_10999,00.html
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to helping its customers deliver standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information, visit www.amd.com
About Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are a cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM Group. By bringing together the expertise of two leading index providers and the world-renowned pioneer in sustainability investing, the DJSI family rests on a strong foundation to meet the growing market demand for professional, objective and reliable sustainability benchmarks.
SAM Indexes GmbH is the operating company for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The managing director of SAM Indexes GmbH takes responsibility for the operation of the company. The DJSI World Index Design Committee and the DJSI STOXX Index Design Committee are responsible for all decisions affecting the indexes, including changes to the composition and methodology. For more information, visit http://www.sustainability-indexes.com/
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