Dentsu Group Selected as an Index Component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices "DJSI Asia Pacific" for the Fifth Consecutive Year
Nov 17, 2020
- IR-Voluntary Disclosure
Dentsu Group Inc. (Tokyo: 4324; ISIN: JP3551520004; President & CEO: Toshihiro Yamamoto; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 74,609.81 million yen) announced today that it has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter "DJSI")*1 for the Asia Pacific region (DJSI Asia Pacific). The DJSI is a world-renowned ESG investment index, having joined in 2016, this is the fifth consecutive year that Dentsu Group (until last year, as the predecessor Dentsu Inc.) has been selected.
The DJSI, developed in 1999, is a stock index jointly managed by global financial market indices provider S&P Dow Jones Indices, headquartered in the U.S., and RobecoSAM, a Switzerland based company that researches and rates the socially responsible investments that companies make. The DJSI reviews inclusion to the index annually, evaluating the sustainability of companies, based on an analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, in addition to market capitalization. 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the DJSI.
Only the most highly rated companies are selected as an index component. The DJSI Asia Pacific this year selected 158 companies from 611 companies. Of these, 82 Japanese companies were selected, of which 2 are Japanese Media and Entertainment companies, including Dentsu Group Inc.
Dentsu Group is also selected as a component of FTSE4Good and FTSE blossom Japan, in addition to DJSI Asia Pacific. Going forward, Dentsu Group will continue to play a role in bringing new value to individuals and society through the power of communications. Dentsu Group will strive toward the realization of a sustainable society and the enhancement of sustainable corporate value.*2
*1 For details of DJSI, please visit the S&P Global website:
*2 For details of Dentsu Group’s sustainability initiatives, please visit our corporate website:
(Reference) External Evaluation for Dentsu Group’s Sustainability
For the fifth consecutive year since 2016, Dentsu Group has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index. We have also been highly evaluated by CDP (scored A- in 2019) and EcoVadis, as well as being included in indexes such as FTSE4Good.
Contact: Shusaku Kannan
Group Corporate Communications Office
Dentsu Group Inc.
Telephone: +81 (3) 6217-6602