DIC Is Selected for Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific Index, a Leading Benchmark for Sustainability Initiatives, for the Fifth Consecutive Year
- News Release
Tokyo, Japan–DIC Corporation announced that it has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Asia Pacific Index, part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices family of global benchmarks for sustainability initiatives and a prominent environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment indicator. This is the fifth consecutive year DIC has been selected.
The DJSI Asia Pacific Index was developed jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC of the United States and RobecoSAM AG of Switzerland. In 2019, the index assessed the performance of approximately 600 companies in the Asia–Pacific region from the perspective of economic, environmental and social performance, from which 148 companies were selected for inclusion, including 14 from materials industries (eight from the chemicals sector).
DIC earned solid scores in such diverse areas as innovation management (including R&D), product stewardship and tax strategy. The Company was also evaluated highly for its May 2019 declaration of support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCD), which was established in 2015 by the Financial Stability Board.
Guided by its new medium-term management plan, DIC111, DIC is working to provide both social value, which contributes to sustainability and markets, and economic value, which underpins corporate growth, ensuring it remains a unique global company that is trusted by society. Going forward, the DIC Group will continue striving to help realize a sustainable society by strengthening its ESG initiatives with the goal of delivering the value its stakeholders—including its customers, business partners, local communities, shareholders and investors, and employees—expect.
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DIC Is Selected for the First Time for Inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, Two Leading ESG Investment Indices (February 2019)
DIC Is Included in The Sustainability Yearbook 2019, Published by Swiss International Investment Company RobecoSAM (February 2019)
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