São José dos Campos, November 10, 2010
– Embraer has been listed with the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes World (DJSI World), in recognition of the Company’s ongoing sustainability efforts. With this selection, Embraer’s strategy is now recognized by two of the most important global indexes, which includes the Brazilian BM&FBOVESPA ISE.
“I celebrate and share this significant achievement with all people at Embraer who have been firmly engaged in the continuous improvement of every aspect of our business and in building Embraer's longevity
,” said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President & CEO. “As we complete ten years of listing on the New York Stock Exchange, there could be no better reward for our efforts and commitment to sustainable growth
Through a rigid annual assessment process, handled by SAM Indexes GmbH (SAM), the DJSI are recognized as an international reference regarding corporate sustainability. They were created in 1999 and are updated every year. The inclusion is based on a wide range of criteria, including the analysis of corporate economics, environmental and social performance, and assessing such issues as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation, and supply chain and labor practices.
“Being listed among the DJSI companies means that our corporate sustainability policy follows worldwide best practices, in terms of economical, social and environmental criteria
,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, Embraer CFO.
For the 2010-2011 list revision, 2,500 companies from 57 countries participated. Among them, 323 from 27 countries were selected to comprise the DJSI World, eight of which are from Brazil. Given the importance of corporate governance and sustainability issues for today’s business and industry climate, this index reflects the needs and demands of society regarding corporations, investors and the general public, worldwide.
The global and regional indexes provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks for managing sustainability portfolios. The DJSI family currently consists of five categories: World, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Korea, organized into 58 sectors and Embraer is one of the top five companies in the aeronautics and defense.About the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI)
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes – DSJI (www.sustainability-index.com
) are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes and SAM Indexes GmbH (www.sam-group.com
), they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks for managing sustainability portfolios. By bringing together the expertise of one of the leading index providers and of 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 is the operating company for DJSI, while the DJSI World design committee is responsible for all decisions affecting the indexes, including changes in composition and methodology.Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 17,009 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.3 billion.
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