September 14, 2016

DIC selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific Index,a leading benchmark for sustainability initiatives, for the second consecutive year

Tokyo, JapanDIC Corporation announced that it had been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Asia Pacific Index, part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, a global family of indices for socially responsible investment (SRI). The DJSI Asia Pacific Index is a leading benchmark for sustainability initiatives in the Asia–Pacific region and a prominent environment, society and governance (ESG) investment indicator. This is the second consecutive year DIC has been selected for inclusion.

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The DJSI Asia Pacific Index was developed through collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC of the United States and RobecoSAM AG of Switzerland. In 2016, the index assessed the performance of 600 companies in the Asia–Pacific region from the perspective of economic, environmental and social performance, selecting 146 for inclusion, of which 14 were from materials industries (seven from the chemicals sector). 

DIC’s scores for all three dimensions were up from 2015, with its responses in the Innovation Management section of the Economic Dimension and the Environmental Reporting section of the Environmental Dimension earning particularly high marks. 

Together with the approximately 170 companies of the DIC Group around the world, DIC will continue to implement a variety of sustainability initiatives. A global manufacturer of fine chemicals, DIC is committed to reinforcing its sustainability initiatives and providing, in the words of its corporate phrase, “Color & Comfort by Chemistry.” As such, the Company will continue working to contribute to phrase, environmental protection and the creation of a society that ensures safety and peace of mind for people everywhere, as well as to deliver the value that its stakeholders—including its customers, suppliers, local communities, shareholders and investors, and employees—expect.

 

For more information on sustainability at DIC, please visit http://www.dic-global.com/en/csr/

  

 

 

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