SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that it has been named to the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, marking TE's debut on this globally recognized corporate social responsibility index. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110310/PH62357LOGO ) "It is an honor and privilege to be recognized by one of the most prestigious benchmarks in corporate sustainability," said Tom Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, TE Connectivity. "Being environmentally and socially responsible has always been important to our company. The acknowledgement from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is a testament to the success of our corporate responsibility program and the positive impact it has made on our customers, shareholders, communities and employees." TE Responsibility Advantage (TERA) is TE's corporate responsibility program. The program supports and expands the Company's environmental, social, and governance efforts. More information about TERA, TE's corporate responsibility efforts and 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report can be found at http://www.te.com/responsibility. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) are the first global sustainability benchmarks that track the financial performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The DJSI North America launched in September 2005 and represents the top 20 percent of the 600 largest companies in North America in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market. For more information on the DJSI, please visit http://www.sustainability-indexes.com/. ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITYTE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a global, $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. More information on TE Connectivity can be found at http://www.te.com. SOURCE TE Connectivity Ltd.