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Mining in this year’s The Sustainability Yearbook

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A number of mining equipment manufacturers have been included in RobecoSAM’s 2016 “The Sustainability Yearbook”, which lists the world’s most sustainable companies in by industry segment as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA)

Mining equipment manufacturers, Caterpillar, Komatsu and Sandvik all make the yearbook, as do engine manufacture, Cummins, SKF, a global manufacturer of bearings and seals, and global water technology company, Xylem. The companies are all listed in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment sector.

“The inclusion in RobecoSAM’s The Sustainability Yearbook for the seventh year in a row illustrates our continued success in integrating sustainability both in our offerings in close cooperation with our customers, as well as in our operations throughout out value chain,” said Chistina Båge-Friborg, Sandvik’s Head of Sustainable Business, said in a statement.

Only one company is included on the Coal & Consumable Fuels list: Thai-based coal mining company, Banpu. However, diversified miners, Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto – all of which have significant coal operations – make RobecoSAM’s Silver Class in the Metals & Mining sector list.

It is gold producers, however, that dominate the Metals & Mining list, accounting for five of the nine companies listed in the Metals & Mining sector. Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold top the industry – both (fittingly) making the RobecoSAM Gold Class – while South Africa’s Gold Fields Ltd and Canada’s Goldcorp and Kinross Gold are also included in the yearbook.

Indeed Canada appears is home to four of the nine entrants on the list, with two from the UK and one each from the US, Australia and South Africa.

Over 2100 of the world’s largest companies across 59 industries are invited to participate in the CSA each year with inclusion in The Sustainability Yearbook determined by a company’s sustainability score as determined by its CSA, as well as an analysis of the company’s response to critical sustainability issues that may arise through the year.

Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused on sustainability investing. It also publishes the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

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