April 12, 2010 - NYK was recently selected for the FTSE4Good Global Index, marking the eighth straight year that NYK has been included in this major yardstick for socially responsible investment (SRI).*
The UK-based FTSE Group’s** FTSE4Good Global Index is one of the two leading indexes used by investors concerned about corporate social responsibility criteria. The other major index is the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
Companies from 23 countries comprise this year’s FTSE4Good Global Index, which is based on independent international standards of corporate environmental sustainability and social responsibility.*** Of the 661 enterprises listed in the current FTSE4Good Global Index, 186 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.
*Investments in companies engaged in ethical activities and confirmed through financial analyses to meet established investment standards
**Jointly owned by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange, the FTSE4Good Global Index is compiled and managed by the FTSE Group, which undertakes related operations on a global scale. The group has offices in London, New York, Tokyo, and nine other major cities, providing services for clients in 77 countries. The group has concluded business tie-up contracts with Nomura Securities Co., among others including stock exchanges of other countries. FTSE and Dow Jones & Company have a partnership agreement under which they create the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB), a single definitive date source for distribution to global investors.
***Companies are selected using social and environmental criteria in the following areas: environmental management, human rights, supply chain labor standards, bribery prevention, and climate change.