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Sustaining a top position

September 4, 2002, 16:15 CEST

The Dow Jones sustainability index has today, 4 September, positioned Statoil among the top 10 per cent of oil companies in the world for sustainable development.

“This is an acknowledgement of our commitment to operating in an ethical, sustainable and socially responsible manner,” says chief executive Olav Fjell.

“The fact that we’ve been included on this list will be a great inspiration and an incentive to continued improvement.”

He notes that the Dow Jones rating has been achieved through a commitment to integrating financial, environmental and social elements in Statoil’s management and reporting systems,

The group’s new sustainable development report shows that the goal of making positive contributions to the economy, the environment and the community calls for a continuous effort.

More than 300 companies from 33 nations are included in the Dow Jones index, which is updated annually.