July 2016 – HUGO BOSS has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series. The FTSE4Good Index, one of the leading sustainability indices at the international stock markets, is managed by the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE). It is designed to represent the performance of the leading companies worldwide in terms of sustainable management.
The selection of companies is based on an extensive evaluation of various sustainability indicators in regards to environmental, social and governance aspects, which is conducted by the independent body Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS). Companies included in the FTSE4Good meet stringent criteria in the areas of environmental management and climate change, sustainable supply chain management (including the protection and assurance of human and labor rights) as well as the fight against corruption.
With its high level of transparency as well as the clear definition of the underlying criteria, the FTSE4Good represents a relevant basis for decision-making for sustainable investments. The index inclusion allows HUGO BOSS to demonstrate the progress achieved in the past years in the areas of corporate citizenship and sustainability management. Moreover, the inclusion enables the Group to credibly position itself in the sustainability investment market towards institutional and private investors, as well as to the general public.
Further information from the index provider:
“FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that HUGO BOSS AG has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.“