NGK named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the Fifth Consecutive Year
November 25, 2020
NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (hereinafter "NGK") based in Nagoya, Japan, announced that it has been selected for the fifth 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. The DJSI index is an iconic ESG investment index that analyzes companies on Governance and economic, environmental and social factors. Companies that possess excellent sustainability are then selected as constituent companies for the index. Inclusion in DJSI has become one of the most important investment criteria for investors around the world who place importance on ESG.
The constituent companies of the DJSI index are reviewed annually. This year, fiscal 2020, NGK has been selected by DJSI Asia Pacific to be included in the index. The top ranking 158 companies (of which 82 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.