Company awarded Index membership for its commitment to giving back to the community and well-rounded employee compensation policy
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — March 15, 2006 — Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that the company has been added to the Domini 400 Social Index (DS 400 Index) by KLD Indexes, a division of KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. Salesforce.com has become a constituent of DS 400 Index because of its commitment to giving back to the community through encouragement of employee volunteerism, a generous and innovative charitable giving program, and strong support for hiring the disabled, in addition to a well-round employee compensation policy. Salesforce.com was added to DS 400 Index after the close of trading January 31, 2006 and joins Microsoft Corporation, Intel Corporation and Cisco Systems, Inc. as members.
KLD's DS 400 Index is a float-adjusted market capitalization weighted common stock index modeled on the S&P 500 Index. The DS 400 Index is the first benchmark for equity portfolios subject to multiple social screens. It is a widely recognized benchmark for measuring the impact of social screening on financial returns and the performance of socially screened portfolios. KLD selects companies that have made positive social and environmental impact.
"We are honored to be added to KLD's Domini 400 Social Index. Since our founding, we have integrated philanthropy and community support into our business model. We believe that young companies that wait for 'some day' to start giving are missing a huge opportunity both to serve their communities and to enrich the lives of their employees. We are proud to be recognized by KLD Indexes for our achievements in community giving," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO.
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