NGK Selected as Constituent Company for a Global Index of Socially Responsible Investment for the Fourth Consecutive Year
September 19, 2019
NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (President Taku Oshima; Headquarters: Nagoya, Japan; “NGK”) today announced that it has been selected for the fourth consecutive year as a constituent company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (“DJSI Asia Pacific”), which is one of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”), a globally iconic environmental, social, governance (ESG) investment index.
DJSI is a leading SRI index that has been offered since 1999 by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC of the U.S. and the SRI-related survey company RobecoSAM AG of Switzerland. The DJSI index is an iconic ESG investment index that analyzes companies on economic, environmental and social factors. Companies that possess excellent sustainability are then selected as constituent companies for the index.
The constituent companies of the DJSI index are reviewed annually in September. This year, fiscal 2019, NGK has been selected by DJSI Asia Pacific to be included in the index. The top ranking 148 companies (of which 76 were Japanese companies) were selected from among some 600 leading companies in the Asia- Pacific Ocean region.
Since its foundation in 1919, the NGK Group has regarded "providing products and services that contribute to a better social environment" as one of its most important missions, provided society with new value through original technologies and developed and manufactured products that contributed to improving people’s lives, developing industry and preserving the global environment. Going forward, NGK will work toward sustainable growth through ESG initiatives and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.