EEB was included by third year in a row in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - DJSI
11 September 2014
- EEB, head of Grupo Energía de Bogotá, went up five points over the previous year, ranking between the best companies around the world in sustainability.
- Dow Jones is the most recognized sustainability index at an international level. It analyses the performance of companies that are leaders in social, economic and environmental aspects.
Bogota, September 11 2014. EEB, head of Grupo Energía de Bogotá -GEB- is pleased to report that it was included today for third year in a row, in theDOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX -DJSI-in emerging markets.
This result locates the company between the best companies of the world in social, economic and environmental aspects.
Dow Jones is the most recognized sustainability index at an international level and constitutes a reference point for those investors who integrate sustainability guidelines within their investment portfolios drivers. DJSI also provides an effective engagement platform for companies wanting to adopt best practices in sustainability.
EEB was included for the first time in this index in 2012 and since then has been included again year after year. To be included or ratified in this index, companies must continuously increase their efforts and initiatives in sustainability for the benefit of all of their stakeholders.
Regarding this fact, Sandra Stella Fonseca Arenas, EEB’s CEO, said that“this acknowledgement shows that we are developing our business at the level of the best world practices. Being part of this index during three years in a row reflects the consistency of our policies and the success of our management. Within the variables we are tested, we have important issues such as our corporate governance scheme, anti-corruption codes, biodiversity protection initiatives, labor policies we apply, among others".
Mrs. Fonseca concluded by stating that"more than recognition, this is a challenge, a company commitment and a confirmation that we are on the right track. I thank our coworkers for their constant effort”.
EEB congratulates and recognizes the efforts made by Almacenes Éxito, Banco Davivienda, Bancolombia, Cementos Argos, Ecopetrol, Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana, Grupo Nutresa, ISAGEN and Grupo Argos, companies also included in the index and with whom we continue to build country.
About Grupo Energía de Bogotá
Grupo Energia de Bogotá (GEB) is the leading corporation in the Colombian power sector. Through EEB, GEB transports electricity to the most significant markets in terms of demand and size in the country, in addition to controlling the largest natural gas transportation company in Colombia, TGI S.A. In Peru, its subsidiary CONTUGAS has a 30-year concession for the transportation and distribution of natural gas in the Ica Region, while CALIDDA is in charge of natural gas distribution in Lima and Callao. In that same country, together with ISA, GEB holds a stake in REP S.A. and TRANSMANTARO S.A., which operate 63% of the electricity transmission system in Peru. In 2010, GEB established TRECSA - Transportadora de Energía Centroamericana S.A.- currently building the most important infrastructure Project in Guatemala that will render electricity transmission services as of 2015. Furthermore, GEB holds an investment portfolio in the most important companies in the electricity and natural gas sector, in which the following stand out, CODENSA S.A., EMGESA S.A., GAS NATURAL S.A., Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca - EEC and Electrificadora del Meta, EMSA and to a lesser extent ISA and ISAGEN. As of 2013, the Group renders advisory and engineering services in Guatemala and Peru through its subsidiaries EEB Ingeniería y Servicios. In 2014, Empresa de Movilidad de Bogotá SAS E.S.P., was constituted as subsidiary related to the development of electrical mobility projects
Nicolás G. Mancini-Suárez
Gerente de Financiamiento y Relación con Inversionistas
Tel. 3268000 ext 1536