RusHydro included in FTSE4Good Emerging Index
January 18, 2017. PJSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces that it has been included in FTSE4Good Emerging Index launched by FTSE Russell in December 2016. The index is an extension to the FTSE4Good Index series, designed to measure performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good Emerging Index covers over 20 emerging market economies. Russia is represented by 20 companies, including 4 utilities.
RusHydro is one of the leaders in sustainable development in Russia and one of the world’s top 20 power generators in terms of carbon-free generation capacity. RusHydro pays significant attention to environmental issues. The new Environment Policy adopted by the Board of Directors of RusHydro is to become a cornerstone of planning and implementation of environmental protection measures and sustainability management of the Group.
The Company has a long track record of social corporate responsibility reporting under GRI standards. The Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) report regularly undergoes public hearings and receives third party approval from the Council on non-financial reporting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In 2016, the Russian Institute of Directors confirmed RusHydro’s corporate governance score at ‘8’ (Best corporate governance practice).
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