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Cemig – 17 consecutive years being listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index     
Cemig remains in Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) select list of companies, standing out as the only company in the power sector in Brazil and Latin America to be part of this index since its creation.

08/09/16

For the 17th consecutive year, Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais – Cemig was listed among the companies that form the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World 2016/2017), released today, Thursday, September 8th, in New York. Based on sustainability pillars performance analysis, DJSI lists the companies that stand out for their practices of social, environmental and economic management. DJSI World new composition brings together 316 companies from 28 countries, 01 less than last year. 

The survey, to select the companies listed in this edition encompassed 2,500 companies from 60 industries. Cemig was the only Latin American company in the Electric Utilities sector listed in DJSI latest edition.
   
To Cemig’s CEO, Mauro Borges Lemos, the achievement of this index confirms the company's determination to continue its sustainable growth, "We work internally and along with the community, focused on developing more sustainable solutions in partnership with our customers and suppliers, allowing us to obtain relevant results as Cemig's presence in the DJSI World for 17 consecutive years," he says.

DJSI World consists of actions of the largest companies in the world that, in their different economic sectors featured by their recognized corporate sustainability, able to create long-term value for the stakeholders, as they can seize opportunities and manage risks associated to economic, environmental and social factors. Each year the index composition is renewed, becoming a worldwide reference for investors and administrators of foreign funds, which are based on their performance to make their investment decisions.

Companies are evaluated according to a questionnaire and also through the public information provided in annual financial and sustainability reports and websites. The selection criterion is conducted by RobecoSAM AG, a company specialized in asset management and in the supply of goods and services in the field of sustainable investments; the entire process is audited by Deloitte.


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


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