External Assessments

As of April 2021, DIC had been received the following assessments.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (Asia Pacific Index)

DIC was selected for inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific Index for the sixth 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)

Sompo Sustainability Index

DIC's ESG performance also resulted in it being selected for inclusion in the Sompo Sustainability Index in fiscal year 2022, a 300-constituent index that is revised annually.

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 2019, DIC was recognized by the CDP for earning a score of B.