Neubiberg, Germany, Thursday, September 12, 2013 — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fourth time in a row, the Swiss investment company RobecoSAM announced today. Since its initial application in 2010, Infineon has continually been among the best companies in the world in regard to sustainability.
“Sustainability is not just a fig leaf for Infineon but is anchored in the company culture. Being listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index again is both an honor and an incentive for us,” says Dominik Asam, CFO of Infineon Technologies AG and responsible for sustainability. “A company derives its reason for being from responsible action. This is also becoming increasing important to investors.”
Infineon performed very well e.g. in the fields of Operational Eco-efficiency, Prod-uct Stewardship as well as Innovation Management.
Every year, the RobecoSAM Group analyzes the economic, environmental and social performance of more than 2,500 of the largest listed companies worldwide. These have to continually reapply for membership in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Rankings are based on general sustainability criteria such as supply chain management and the handling of risk and crisis scenarios. Furthermore, industry-specific challenges and factors such as product quality or stakeholder satisfaction are included in the analysis. Compliance with the criteria is continually monitored even after inclusion in the index; companies voluntarily agree to such monitoring.