Grupo SURA has been readmitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the fifth year running
Medellín. September 10, 2015 Grupo SURA continues to be the only Latin American company from the Diversified Financial Service sector and the Capital Markets to be listed with the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, based on the new ranking released today. This honor was received for the fifth straight year with Grupo SURA joining a total of 317 other companies listed in this year´s Index. As part of its corporate policies, Grupo SURA has always sought to maintain a comprehensive, coherent and long-term strategy and remain at the forefront of best business practices in terms of sustainability, which means achieving a sound economic performance and upholding consistent environmental, social and corporate governance strategies. This year, the Company did very well with regard to the environmental dimension, particularly in terms of the following two aspects: its handling of risk and opportunities as well as its the climate change strategy. As for the economic dimension, the Company's brand governance, tax strategy, supply chain management and handling of its client relationships were also given positive ratings. Finally, with regard to the Company's social dimension, the review panel made special mention of the Company's engagement with its stakeholders, the development of its human capital and its work in terms of its corporate citizenship. Referring to the ratings given, David Bojanini, Chief Executive Officer of Grupo SURA stated: "It is a great source of pride for Grupo Sura to continue to form part of an Index that enjoys such a substantial degree of market recognition. This shows how committed we are to a responsible business management, as evidenced by us being readmitted to an index made up of companies upholding the very best sustainability practices on a global level. This also implies a great responsibility on our part to continue improving upon our best practices and obviously to be considered as a company that provides added value and inspires all-round confidence. Grupo SURA was first admitted to this Index back in 2011, thereby becoming the first company from the Colombian financial sector to do so. Significantly, this Index has become a benchmark that has taken on increasing importance for markets and investors alike, since its listed companies have already proved that they uphold a sustainable business strategy. More specifically, this Index is well known for how rigorously it assesses important aspects of business management, such as corporate governance, risk management, labor practices, efficient use of resources, engagement with stakeholders and brand management, among others. About the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index tracks the performance of leading companies on a global level from the sustainability standpoint. It has become a benchmark used by investors when examining the economic, environmental and social issues of different companies, which together guarantee a comprehensive performance going forward based on long-term perspectives. This Index is drawn up by Robecco Sam and the S&P Down Jones Indices. About Grupo SURA Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana, the parent company of the Sura Business Group is a Latin American company listed on the Colombian Stock Exchange and registered with the ADR- Level 1 program in the United States. We are also the only company from the Latin American Diversified Financial Service Sector to be admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, which lists companies who have become global benchmarks thanks to the best practices they have adopted from the economic, environmental and social standpoints. GRUPO SURA has two fields of investment: its core strategic interests in the financial service, insurance, pension, savings and investment sectors; and its industrial interests in the processed food, cement, energy and infrastructure sectors.