November 12th, 2015 - In September 2015, HUGO BOSS was included in the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index. The STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index is part of the STOXX indices, which are managed by the Deutsche Börse Group. The Deutsche Börse Group also manages the DAX indices. The STOXX ESG Leader Index is composed of the leading global companies in the area of sustainable management and therefore represents a relevant basis for decision-making for sustainable investments. 22 out of the 348 enterprises included in the STOXX ESG Leader Index are incorporated in Germany.
HUGO BOSS was only one of two German companies which qualified for the inclusion in the index this year. The selection of the companies is based on an extensive evaluation of various sustainability indicators in regards to environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects. During the evaluation process, a high level of transparency and comparability in terms of the examination of the underlying criteria is assured. The index inclusion allows HUGO BOSS to demonstrate the progress achieved in the past year in the areas of corporate citizenship and sustainability management. Moreover, the inclusion also enables the Group to credibly position itself in the sustainability investment market towards institutional and private investors, as well as to the general public.