NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Feb 12, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Stanley
Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), a diversified global provider
of power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, healthcare
solutions, electronic security and monitoring systems, and products and
services for industrial applications, was recently named Sector Mover
following selection as a component of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the second year in
a row in September of 2012, in recognition of its leadership in
economic, environmental, and social programs performance.
DJSI analysts, RobecoSAM, further identified top performers among
indexed companies in a publication released every January. Stanley Black
& Decker's 2012 DJSI survey results posted the largest proportional
improvement in sustainability performance across 13 assessed companies
within the Durable Household Goods sector. As a result, the January
release of KPMG's The Sustainability Yearbook 2013 listed Stanley
Black & Decker as the Sector Mover. The company was also named a Bronze
Class Sustainability Leader within that sector in the same publication.
To review our accomplishments and all our sustainability results go to: www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/company/sustainability.
About the DJSI
The DJSI World Index was first published in September 1999. It is based
on the largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock
Market Index (DJGTSMI). The DJSI World Index reviews the top 10 percent
of these companies in terms of economic, environmental, and social
criteria, which equals about 300 companies. The DJSI North America Index
launched in September 2005 and reviews the top 20 percent of the 600
largest companies in the United States and Canada.
To be selected for any index, companies must undergo a thorough analysis
of corporate-wide economic, environmental and social performance,
assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, customer
relationship management, product stewardship, supply chain standards and
labor relations. Dow Jones and Zurich-based Sustainable Asset Management
Group release the index annually.
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global
provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical
access solutions, healthcare solutions and electronic security
solutions, engineered fastening systems, infrastructure solutions and
more. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.
SOURCE: Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker
Kate White Vanek, 860-827-3833
President, Investor & Government Relations
Black & Decker
Tim Perra, 860-826-3260