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2017-09-07

LANXESS listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Europe and World

  • Commitment in the areas of environmental efficiency and human capital development highlighted
  • Cologne-based group among the top ten percent of the chemical industry
  • More than 3,400 companies invited to take part in the assessment

Cologne -

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is listed again in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. LANXESS will again be part of  the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI). The group will also be included beginning mid-September 2017, for the seventh consecutive time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World.

The composition of this sustainability index, which is recognized throughout the world, is determined once a year on the basis of financially relevant environmental, social and governance factors. Among the achievements at LANXESS highlighted this year was the improvement in emissions and water consumption as well as in the area of personnel development. Hence, LANXESS ranks among the top ten percent of the chemical industry.

“We have firmly anchored the principle of sustainable development  in our corporate strategy. To be listed again in these important indices is a confirmation of our exceptional engagement in this area”, said LANXESS CEO Matthias Zachert.
 
The DJSI is compiled through collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s biggest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, an asset manager specializing in sustainability investments. This year, more than 3,400 of the biggest companies out of 24 branches in industrialized countries and emerging markets were invited to take part in the assessment.

For more information on the LANXESS Corporate Responsibility initiatives go to: sustainability.lanxess.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.7 billion in 2016 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 75 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.

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