External Assessments

As of November 2017, DIC had been received the following assessments in fiscal year 2017.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (Asia Pacific Index)

DIC was selected for inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific Index for the third consecutive year. The DJSI is a family of socially responsible investment stock price indices developed through collaboration between Dow Jones & Company of the United States and RobecoSAM AG of Switzerland.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (Asia Pacific Index)

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

DIC was selected as a constituent of the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, an environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment index launched by US-based MSCI Inc. The Index comprises companies with high ESG ratings in each industry sector selected from among Japan’s top 500 companies as measured by market capitalization. MSCI provides a variety of tools that support investment decisions by global institutional investors.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

DIC was also selected a constituent of the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN). This index comprises companies that promote and maintain gender diversity in each industry sector selected by MSCI from among Japan’s top 500 companies as measured by market capitalization.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index

DIC was selected for inclusion in the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI). The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI) is the first socially responsible investment index in Japan. Morningstar Japan K.K. selects 150 companies from among approximately 4,000 listed companies in Japan by assessing their social responsibility, and converts their stock prices into the index.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index

SNAM Sustainability Index

For the second consecutive year, DIC was selected for inclusion in the SNAM Sustainability Index, which is managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). The SNAM Sustainability Index comprises SRIs suitable for pension funds and institutional investors that invest extensively in companies with strong ESG performances.

SNAM Sustainability Index

CDP

The CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) works on behalf of institutional investors to collect and analyze information on corporate initiatives to combat global warming, including efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to publish its findings worldwide. Currently backed by more than 800 institutional investors representing assets of $100 trillion, the CDP seeks to motivate companies to disclose information on their efforts to address climate change and its assessment program is acknowledged as being among the most globally influential.
In fiscal year 2017, DIC was recognized by the CDP for reaching the leadership level, earning an overall score of A-, the second-highest possible score.

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