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Fortum receives international recognition for sustainability work

10 September 2010, 15:48 EEST

Fortum Corporation Press Release 10 September 2010

Fortum receives international recognition for sustainability work               

Fortum has been selected for the eighth consecutive year in the Dow Jones       
Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). Additionally, Fortum earned a place on 
the DJSI Europe index. Fortum received the highest score in its specific        
industry for customer relationship management and for the energy efficiency and 
reliability of electricity generation and distribution. The company's efforts to
promote safety also were recognised.                                            

"This year's assessment emphasised the early identification of occupational     
safety risks and the company's proactive efforts to advance safety and          
occupational well-being. Fortum's goal is to offer its personnel a workplace    
where no accidents happen. I am very pleased that Fortum improved its           
performance, particularly in the area of social responsibility", says Fortum's  
Ulla Rehell, Vice President, Sustainability.                                    

"The good availability of Fortum's power plants, its energy production          
structure, energy efficiency and reliability of electricity distribution are key
factors in customer satisfaction, financial performance and environmental       
protection. Our excellent performance in these sub-areas is significant         
recognition of the determined, long-term work we have done", she continues.     

Fortum is the only Nordic energy company on the indexes                         

The 2010 assessment included about 1,400 companies from 57 different sectors.   
From the electricity sector, 13 of the 105 companies assessed were included on  
the Dow Jones World Index, and 7 of the 20 companies assessed earned a spot on  
the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index. Fortum is the only Nordic energy     
company on both indexes.                                                        

The assessment was conducted by the independent Swiss SAM Group, and it covered 
all areas of sustainability: economic, social and environmental responsibility. 
New criteria in the 2010 assessment was related to water risk management        
including water consumption, quality and regulation.                            


Fortum Corporation                                                              
Corporate Communications                                                        

Additional information:                                                         
Ulla Rehell, Vice President, Sustainability                                     
tel. +358 (0)10 45 29251, [email protected]                                

www.sustainability-indexes.com                                                  
www.fortum.com/sustainability