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LANXESS included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index World for the fifth consecutive time

As of September 21, 2015, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the fifth time in a row. The composition of the well-renowned sustainability index is determined once a year according to financially material environmental, social and governance factors.

The index follows the “best in class” principle: only the top 10 percent of the companies assessed in each industry sector are included in the DJSI World. In this year, LANXESS was especially recognized for its commitment in the areas occupational health and safety, codes of  conduct and compliance, risk and crisis management, customer relationship management, corporate citizenship as well as innovation management.

The DJSI is compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, in cooperation with RobecoSAM, an asset manager specialized in sustainability investing. In this year, the world’s largest 3,400 companies from developed and emerging markets were invited to take part in the assessment.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.0 billion in 2014 and about 16,300 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) and FTSE4Good.