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Smith & Nephew retains membership of World Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for fourteenth consecutive year

16 September 2016

Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, is proud to announce that it has retained its position as an index component on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

Dow Jones Sustainability Index logo 2016

Since 1999, the DJSI tracks the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide based on an analysis of financially relevant economic, environmental, and social factors. Smith & Nephew is included in both the 2016 DJSI World and DJSI Europe Indices. Smith & Nephew has now been a member of DJSI World since 2002 and a member of DJSI Europe since 2001.

In the Healthcare Equipment and Supplies sector, Smith & Nephew is one of only seven members of the DJSI World Index and one of just three members for DJSI Europe. Smith & Nephew scored highly in Climate Strategy, Occupational Health and Safety, Social Reporting and was awarded a perfect score in the Environmental Reporting category, illustrating the company’s continued excellence in sustainable operations.

Olivier Bohuon, Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Nephew, said:

“We are firmly committed to making a meaningful contribution across all three pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic. Our emphasis is on delivering positive outcomes that advance the long-term prospects for our business everywhere we operate. We will continue to strive to be a responsible business that sets an example for others. ”

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About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2015 were more than $4.6 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

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