Press Release

TNT again awarded global ‘Supersector leader' in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Publish Date : 9 September 2010 at 16:00 CET - Amsterdam – Today TNT NV was again awarded “Supersector leader” for ‘Industrial Goods and Services' (including ‘Industrial transportation') of the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). This was the conclusion of a report published in Zurich by SAM, a sustainability investment specialist, which assessed the sustainability performance of over 1,300 listed companies. TNT will remain included in the DJSI Europe and DJSI World, comprising more than 300 companies that represent the top 10% of the leading sustainability companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.

Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT, commented: “It fills me with pride that TNT again attained the position of Supersector leader for Industrial Goods and Services in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We regard this award as an independent recognition for our fundamental belief that corporate responsible business is not a fad for prosperous times, but is there to last. And perhaps most important of all, it is the best possible appreciation for the people at TNT who are putting their heart into our numerous corporate responsible efforts.”

This year, TNT took concrete steps to increase its transparency, reduce its carbon footprint and fight hunger around the world. TNT is introducing a new, internationally advanced remuneration policy this year, which maximises variable income and bases the variable income component for executive management for 50% (was 30%) on non-financial indicators. Furthermore, TNT introduced CO2 efficiency objectives: a 45 percent improvement of the CO2 efficiency index by 2020 compared to 2007 levels. Also TNT incorporated the corporate responsibility report with its 2009 annual report and implemented an improved strategy for our partnership with the UN World Food Programme to eradicate world hunger.

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 keeps optimising its global network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs about 160,000 people. Over 2009, TNT reported €10.4 billion in revenues and an operating income of €648 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 2010, TNT again attained the position of Supersector leader for Industrial Goods and Services in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. More information about TNT can be found on its website

TNT's corporate responsibility strategy
TNT's corporate responsibility (CR) strategy is founded on five internationally recognised management standards: OHSAS 18001 for workplace safety, SA 8000 for social responsibility, Investors in People for personal growth of employees, ISO 14001 for environment and ISO 9001 for operational excellence. TNT's four pillars of its CR strategy are: employees, the environment, other stakeholders such as customers and subcontractors, and voluntary contributions to society. In 2009 TNT defined 10 key focus areas in these four pillars, each reflected in a number of KPIs that will enable it to measure the progress.

For more information about TNT's CR strategy, visit:

Page publication date: 9 September 2010 at 16:00 CET