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Cemig – the only company in the power sector in the Americas listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 
Cemig has been on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World's (DJSI World) list of companies for 18 years in a row since its creation.

11/09/17
  
Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais - Cemig is the sole company in the power sector in the Americas, listed among the companies that make up the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World 2017/2018), released on Thursday (07/9) in New York. The other 7 companies are European. Based on the performance analysis of sustainability pillars, DJSI lists companies that stand out for their social, environmental and economic management practices.

Cemig's CEO, Bernardo Afonso Salomão de Alvarenga, congratulated all employees and partners and highlighted that achieving such index is the recognition of the practices that the company has adopted, which contribute to sustainable growth. "We work to continuously improve our environmental, social and economic performance, providing innovative solutions and using sustainability as a strategy for our decision making, in order to meet the interests of our stakeholders, what has allowed us to be part of the DJSI World 18 years in a row", said Alvarenga.

DJSI World consists of actions carried out by the largest companies in the world that, in their different economic sectors, stand out for their performance in sustainability and their adjustment to market trends, being able to create value for shareholders in the medium and long terms. The composition of the index is renewed on annual basis becoming a global benchmark for investors and international financial agencies, which rely on this index to make decisions on socially responsible investments. The new DJSI World composition gathers 320 companies from 29 countries, gathered from a set of 2,500 companies from 60 economical sectors.
 
Companies were assessed according to a questionnaire and also through public information made available on annual financial and sustainability reports, as well as in websites. The selection is held by RobecoSAM AG, a company specialized in asset management and offering products and services in the field of sustainable investments; Deloitte is the company that audits the whole process.

More information about DJSI World can be accessed at 
www.sustainability-indices.com


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