NYK was recently selected for the FTSE4Good Global Index, marking the seventh 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 two leading indexes referred to by investors concerned with 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 665 enterprises listed in the current FTSE4Good Global Index, 189 are Japanese companies.
*Investments in companies whose activities are considered ethical.
**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 the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS) and 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 six areas: environment sustainability, society/stakeholders, human rights, supply chain labor standards, bribery prevention, and climate change.