SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that the FTSE Group, the global index provider, has included McAfee® in its prestigious FTSE4Good US Index. The index measures potential constituents for working towards environmental sustainability, developing positive relationships with stakeholders and upholding and supporting universal human rights.
"McAfee is committed to being a good corporate citizen down to the core of who we are and what we do: protecting people and what they value," said Dave DeWalt, chief executive officer and president of McAfee. "Our commitment extends beyond our own doors to our local and global communities, and it's validating to be recognized by an organization such as the FTSE Group."
Created and managed by FTSE Group, the FTSE4Good Index Series is a group of real-time indices designed to measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards, and to facilitate investment in those companies. FTSE Group contributes income, including license fees for FTSE4Good, to UNICEF, the global charity.
The FTSE4Good Indices appeal to a broad range of institutional and retail socially responsible investors who are looking to invest only in companies that demonstrate good standards in corporate responsibility. By doing so, investors aim to minimize the social, ethical and environmental risks within their portfolios, capitalize on the benefits of good corporate responsibility, and actively encourage companies to be more responsible.
"As a high-tech company, McAfee is part of a sector of innovative companies that has been on the forefront of responsible policies," said Douglas Sabo, McAfee's director of worldwide corporate responsibility. "McAfee is committed to advancing corporate responsibility in industry, such as through our participation in collaborative organizations including Business for Social Responsibility and the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College. We not only look inward, but we want to drive change in industry as well."
For more information on McAfee's approach to corporate responsibility, visit http://www.mcafee.com/responsibility.
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