On September 12, NYK was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
(DJSI)* for an 11th straight year. And NYK will be included in DJSI World
for 2013/2014. The DJSI is a major yardstick for those engaging in socially
responsible investment (SRI),** investments in companies whose CSR
activities are considered to be upstanding.
The DJSI recognition is based on an in-depth analysis of economic,
environmental, and social criteria, such as corporate governance,
water-related risks, and stakeholder relations.
This year, over 3,000 companies, including about 300 Japanese companies,
participated in the selection process, and 333 of those companies,
comprising 21 Japanese companies, were eventually selected to be a part of
the World Index.
Like the FTSE4Good Index, which also includes NYK, the DJSI includes only
companies that have gone through a rigid evaluative process, which is an
important selection standard for investors who take an interest in
corporate socially responsibility and sustainability.
NYK, as a good corporate citizen, will continue to take an active role in
social issues, including the conservation of the environment, to contribute
to the achievement of a better global society.
* Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI): The results of the annual DJSI
review are announced jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, the world's
largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data, and research, and
SAM Sustainable Asset Management AG, a Switzerland-based company that
conducts assessments of corporate sustainability.
**Socially Responsible Investment (SRI): investment based on not only a
company’s economic performance but also its environmental measures,
compliance with laws, and other corporate social responsibility factors as