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Pöyry joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

PÖYRY PLC          Press release 12 January 2012

Global consulting and engineering company Pöyry has become a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Together with other WBCSD members Pöyry contributes to solving some of our planet's biggest challenges that require high-quality consulting and design capabilities.

The WBCSD is a global association dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The council plays the leading advocacy role for business and provides a forum for its members to share best practices and develop innovative tools.

"I am pleased to be able to welcome this internationally respected company, with its profound consulting and engineering knowledge, to our membership. Pöyry's experts will make a valuable contribution to our comprehensive work programme not least since the areas in which they operate so closely match it," says Bjorn Stigson, President, WBCSD.

"We are honoured to have been invited to join a group of companies and individuals that are passionate about sustainable business. As stated in our vision, we aim to be recognised for our capabilities in engineering balanced sustainability. The WBCSD provides us with a valuable platform from which to collaborate and accelerate development of sustainable business," says Heikki Malinen, President and CEO of Pöyry.

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Additional information:
Janne A Saarinen, Communications Director, Pöyry PLC
Tel: +358 10 33 26000

Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability and responsible business. With quality and integrity at our core, we deliver best-in-class management consulting, total solutions, and design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban & mobility, and water & environment. Pöyry has 7,000 experts and a local office network in about 50 countries. Pöyry's net sales in 2010 were EUR 682 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).

WBCSD is a CEO-led organisation of forward-thinking companies that galvanises the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. The Council plays the leading advocacy role for business. Leveraging strong relationships with stakeholders, it helps drive debate and policy change in favour of sustainable development solutions. The WBCSD provides a forum for its 200 member companies - who represent all business sectors, all continents and combined revenue of over $7 trillion - to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop innovative tools that change the status quo. The Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organisations, a majority of which are based in developing countries. www.wbcsd.org

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