Alma Media Corporation Press release 8 October 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (EEST)
ALMA MEDIA THE ONLY MEDIA COMPANY IN THE NORDIC CLIMATE INDEX
Alma Media's corporate responsibility efforts are recognised in the international Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2013 climate change report on listed companies. As the only company in the media field, Alma Media has achieved a position in CDP's Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), which comprises the companies that achieve the highest scores in the report. The Finnish event to announce the results of the Nordic 260 Climate Change Report is held on 8 October 2013 in Helsinki.
Alma Media's high score reflects the company's commitment to collect and provide comprehensive climate data and its understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company. The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index comprises the organisations that achieve a score within the top 10% of the sample assessed.
- Our inclusion in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index is the result of hard work and perseverance. Alma Media has had a strong focus on developing its Sustainable Media programme for corporate responsibility and the compilation of comprehensive environmental data. We are pleased that these efforts are recognised in international initiatives such as the CDP, says Kai Telanne, President and CEO of Alma Media.
- Companies that score highly enough to be included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index are responding to the call for greater corporate climate accountability. They have demonstrated leading practice for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use and transparency of their climate change strategy, says Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of CDP.
Published annually and aimed at listed companies, the international CDP initiative invites thousands of companies to analyse the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and report on their annual carbon dioxide emissions. The CDP results are aimed at investors, with over 700 institutional investors around the world utilising them in making investment decisions.
The CDP Nordic 260 Climate Change Report is available at www.cdp.net.
For more information, please contact:
Riikka Poukka, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Alma Media Corporation, tel. +358 50 575 8217
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company's products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. The company employs approximately 1,900 professionals (excluding distributors), of whom over 20% work outside Finland. Alma Media's revenue in 2012 totalled approximately MEUR 320. Alma Media's share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com