Alcatel joins the Dow Jones Sustainability STOXX index and remains listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Paris, September 6, 2006 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA AND NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has been listed for the second year running in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Alcatel has also been included, for the first year, in the Dow Jones Sustainability STOXX Index which gathers the best performing companies with respect to corporate social responsibility in Europe and the Eurozone. Alcatel is the only company of the “Communication Technology” sector present in the latter index.
Inclusion in these indexes is recognition of Alcatel’s significant progress regarding sustainable development. The company has reached the position of “industry leader” with respect to corporate social responsibility among the world’s biggest telecommunication equipment manufacturers.
The company was assessed in terms of labor practices, supply chain standards, corporate governance, environmental management, digital inclusion, dialogue with stakeholders, and corporate citizenship.
Alcatel is rated best performing company in the “Communication Technology” sector for environmental management and implementation of ethical and social standards for suppliers.
These positive results are a consequence of the reinforcement of Alcatel’s policies in all these fields over the last four years.
About the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) comprises more than 300 companies that represent the top 10% of the leading sustainability companies out of the biggest 2500 companies in the Dow Jones World Index.
About the Dow Jones Sustainability STOXX Index
The Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index (DJSI STOXX) and Dow Jones EURO STOXX Sustainability Index (DJSI EURO STOXX) comprise the leading companies in terms of sustainability from Europe and the Eurozone.
Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees. Alcatel brings its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, to help its partners and customers build a user-centric broadband world. With sales of EURO 13.1 billion and 58,000 employees in 2005, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: http://www.alcatel.com
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