Press Release

TNT on top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for third consecutive year

Publish Date : 3 September 2009 at 15:45 CET - Amsterdam, TNT NV was named today as global ‘Supersector leader' for ‘Industrial Goods and Services' (including ‘Industrial transportation') of the 2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). Moreover, TNT earned the highest score of all companies included in the DJSI for the third consecutive year. These are the conclusions of a report published in Zurich by SAM, a sustainability investment specialist, which assessed the sustainability performance of over 1,000 listed companies.

TNT was awarded an overall score of 95 out of a possible 100, an improvement over last year's score of 92. In addition, TNT earned the highest score in two of the indexes dimensions – economic and social – and showed a score improvement in the environmental dimension.

In addition, TNT achieved the highest scores in the supersector ‘Industrial Goods and Services' in 12 out of the 16 criteria that make up the index. Areas that achieved a 100% score for the first time are Environmental reporting, Climate strategy, Occupational health and safety, and Social reporting. TNT maintained its score of 100% in Risk and Crisis Management, Code of Conduct and Compliance, Customer Relationship Management, Fuel Efficiency, Human Capital Development and Talent Attraction and Development.

Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT, commented: “We are extremely proud to maintain our top position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This distinction is all the more outstanding given the difficult economic conditions. It recognizes the constancy of the sustainability efforts of TNT's teams around the world, whom I wish to thank enormously. Our customers will know that we are taking our corporate responsibility very seriously.”

The DJSI World sector classification is based on the ICB industry, supersector, sector, and subsector classification. All the companies in the DJSI World investable stocks universe are assigned – based on the company's primary revenue source – to one of the 58 DJSI sectors. TNT belongs to the sector ‘Industrial transportation', which is part of the supersector ‘Industrial Goods and Services.'

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. The results of the 2009 update are available online at the following address:

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 maximise its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs about 151,500 people. Over 2008, TNT reported €11.1 billion in revenues and an operating income of €982 million. TNT is officially quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. TNT recognises 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. Our efforts are being recognised: in 2009, TNT again reached the highest score of all companies included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and in the Carbon Disclosure Project in the carbon intensive sector. More information about TNT can be found on its website

Page publication date: 3 September 2009 at 15:45 CET