Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) announces that it has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), a leading global index of ESG investment, for the first time.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are 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 indexes evaluate companies from three perspectives: the economy, the environment and society. In fiscal 2016, the DJSI World includes 316 companies, 26 of which are Japanese.
This year Sysmex has been selected for inclusion in the DJSI World for the first time. We are the only Japanese company in the industry of Health Care Equipment & Supplies to be included.
Sysmex has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the fifth consecutive year.
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, ISO 26000, the international standard for social responsibility, and various requirements and expectations from stakeholders.
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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