Press Release


TNT ranks first in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2007

Publish Date : 6 September 2007 at 18:40 CET - Amsterdam, TNT ranks first in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2007. The final results were announced today in Zurich by SAM research, one of the co-founders of the index. TNT improved its score from 84 in 2006 to 91 this year, reaching both the leading position in the super sector "Industrial Goods and Services" (which includes Transportation) and the highest score of any company in the DJSI.

According to SAM Research, TNT 'has consistently improved not only its sustainability reporting but also its sustainability performance'. The company achieved particularly good results in the areas of risk and crisis management, human capital development, stakeholder engagement and environmental management. Concrete initiatives like Planet Me, TNT's program to cut CO2 emissions, further underpin the group's leadership role.

Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT, commented: 'This is the third time in a row that TNT ranks first in its sector, but it is the first time we achieve an overall number one position with the highest score in the entire index. I am very proud of this result and warmly thank all our staff who have made it possible. This will further stimulate us to develop initiatives like Planet Me and Moving the World, TNT's partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, to the next level and sustain our leadership position.'

Note to the editors
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.

About TNT
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximize its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs around 159,000 people. Over 2006, TNT reported €10.1 billion in revenues and an operating income of €1,276 million. TNT is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world.

Page publication date: 6 September 2007 at 18:40 CET