The rankings are based on a comprehensive questionnaire with detailed criteria on some 20 different categories relating to economic, environmental and social responsibility.
"We have, for many years, worked systematically to be included, and we have now reached the goal. This is the result of our working widely and seriously with sustainability issues within SEB, and that we can document and account for this in all parts of the bank," says Cecilia Widebäck West, Head of Corporate Sustainability at SEB.
In total, there are 20 Nordic companies in the European rankings, including four new companies this year. SEB is the only Nordic bank, and has an index rating of 88 out of a possible 100, compared with 78 last year.
Looking at the specific categories, SEB has a rating of 89 for financial responsibility, 84 for the environmental dimension, and 89 in the social dimension. Most parameters increase, but the biggest improvement is in the area of social responsibility.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index is a collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices and asset manager RobecoSAM, which specialises in sustainable investments.
Dow Jones Sustainability World Index http://www.emarsys.net/custloads/125736536/md_788596.pdf
Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index http://www.emarsys.net/custloads/125736536/md_788593.pdf
|For further information, please contact
Cecilia Widebäck West, Head of Sustainability
+46 8 763 8255
Anna Helsén, Group Press Officer
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|SEB is a leading Nordic financial services group with a strong belief that entrepreneurial minds and innovative companies are key in creating a better world. SEB takes a long term perspective and supports its customers in good times and bad. In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Germany the bank's operations have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. The international nature of SEB's business is reflected in its presence in some 20 countries worldwide. At 30 June 2016, the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 2,677 billion while its assets under management totalled SEK 1,657 billion. The Group has around 15,500 employees. Read more about SEB at www.sebgroup.com