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Wolters Kluwer Recognized for the Fifth Time in Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indexes 2011

Inclusion highlights Wolters Kluwer’s ongoing sustainability commitment

Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals, announced today that the company has been included for the fifth year in a row in the  Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indexes (DJSI). Wolters Kluwer improved its ranking compared to the previous year in all of the three dimensions – economic, social, and environmental – which are covered by the review.
Inclusion in the index is an important recognition of Wolters Kluwer’s ongoing commitment to  sustainability and focus on creating present and future value for customers, shareholders, and employees, as well as the societies in which the company operates. 

Following the publication, Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, commented, “Sustainability is deeply integrated into our business. Many of the products that Wolters Kluwer offers drive sustainability for our customers and society at large and sustainability is reflected in Wolters Kluwer’s processes, daily practice, and behaviors. We are pleased to see that Wolters Kluwer’s strategic focus in that area continues to be recognized by the inclusion in this leading global index for the fifth consecutive year.” 

Earlier this year, with the publication of the  2010 Sustainability Report, Wolters Kluwer highlighted its role as a responsible information provider as well as its progress and achievements of growing the business in a sustainable way. A summary of Wolters Kluwer’s 2010 sustainability accomplishments can also be found in the  sustainability chapter of the  2010 Annual Report.

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index includes top companies that are leaders in sustainable business around the world. Based on long-term economic, environmental, and social criteria, the DSJI represents the top 10% of the largest 2500 companies worldwide.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer had 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion, employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, serving customers globally. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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