MADISON, N.J., Sept. 10 Quest DiagnosticsIncorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing,information and services, today announced that it was again selected to bepart of the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North American Indexes.The company is in its fifth year on the World Index, first added in 2004, andhas appeared on the North American Index since 2005.
According to DJSI, companies were identified as "sustainability leaders"based on objective benchmarks linked to financial, environmental and socialcriteria. The DJSI defines corporate sustainability as "a business approachthat creates long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities andmanaging risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.Corporate sustainability leaders achieve long-term shareholder value bygearing their strategies and management to harness the market's potential forsustainability products and services while at the same time successfullyreducing and avoiding sustainability costs and risks."
The DJSI Sustainability Indexes track the financial performance of theleading sustainability-driven companies worldwide, providing asset managerswith reliable and objective benchmarks. The DJSI World Index containsapproximately 300 companies, and the DJSI North America Index containsapproximately 100 companies that were selected from among the largest 600North American corporations of the Dow Jones Global Index. DJSI indexes areproduced by Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM), based in Zurich,Switzerland, together with Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Limited. Additionalinformation about the DJSI, including a list of all component companies, isavailable at: www.sustainability-indexes.com.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing,information and services that patients and doctors need to make betterhealthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostictesting services through its network of laboratories and patient servicecenters, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medicaland scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovativenew diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutionsthat help improve patient care. Additional company information is availableat: www.questdiagnostics.com.
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