Wärtsilä among 100 most sustainable corporations in the world

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 30 January 2009 at 16:45 UTC+2

Wärtsilä is, for the first time, included in the list of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. The companies included in the Global 100 were considered to have managed their environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities best among their industry peers. The list was published at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday.

“This recognition is a clear testimonial to Wärtsilä’s long-term commitment to sustainable development, and it indicates that we are on the right track in developing our sustainability performance. This gives us an excellent platform on which to base the further improvement of our products, solutions, and our operations in general,” says Marko Vainikka, General Manager, Sustainability, Wärtsilä Corporation.

The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World is a project which was initiated by Corporate Knights Inc, in co-operation with a research firm Innovest Strategic Value Advisors Inc. Launched in 2005, the annual Global 100 is announced each year at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

For further information, please contact:

Marko Vainikka
General Manager, Sustainability
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel. +358 830 7782

Atte Palomäki
Group Vice President, Corporate Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 40 547 6390

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of close to 19,000 professionals manning 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.