November 10, 2010 - On November 4, NYK was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), marking the eighth straight year that NYK has been included in this major yardstick for socially responsible investment (SRI), investments in companies whose CSR activities are considered to be upstanding. NYK was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index, which was created last year and features companies in the Asia Pacific region.
The DJSI World was developed jointly by Dow Jones & Company, a U.S.-based publisher of business and financial news and information, and the SAM Group, a Switzerland-based company that conducts assessments of corporate sustainability.
This year, about 2,700 companies went through the selection process, and of these, 323 companies were chosen for the DJSI World, which is based on independent international standards of corporate environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Of the 323 enterprises listed in the current DJSI World, 31 are Japanese companies.
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.