Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) announces that it has been selected for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), a leading global index of socially responsible investment, for the fourth consecutive year.
DJSI is an index developed through collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices1 of the United States and Robeco SAM2, a Swiss research specialist in the area of socially responsible investment. The index evaluates companies from three perspectives: the economy, the environment and society.
Companies evaluated as having superior sustainability are selected for inclusion in the index.
Members of the Asia Pacific Index include excellent companies selected from among leading corporations in the Asia Pacific region. In fiscal 2015, this index included 145 companies, 62 of which were Japanese.
Sysmex joined the United Nations Global Compact in February 2011 to become more proactive in its CSR initiatives. We have formulated a mid-term CSR plan and are undertaking CSR activities based on the Global compact’s 10 principles, as well as ISO 26000, the international standard for social responsibility.
DJSI’s selection of Sysmex for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Index indicates the high regard in which the Company’s activities are held. Selection for a fourth consecutive year indicates that DJSI considers Sysmex one of the excellent companies in the Asia Pacific region.
Going forward, Sysmex will continue to aggressively promote CSR activities in its aim of achieving ongoing sustainable growth.
Sysmex CSR: http://www.sysmex.co.jp/en/csr/sysmex_csr/plan.html
- A McGraw Hill Financial Group company and a global leader in providing indices to the financial markets. Created through a merger between two of the leading brands in the business of providing indices: S&P and Dow Jones Indices.
- The Switzerland-based investment consulting company that launched this index to evaluate corporate sustainability.
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