Dentsu Group included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices "DJSI Asia Pacific" for the sixth consecutive year
Nov 19, 2021
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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 included 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. This is the sixth consecutive year that Dentsu Group Inc. has been selected, having joined in 2016.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI is a stock index jointly managed by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and RobecoSAM AG, and the DJSI analyzes and evaluates the performance of the companies worldwide in terms of economic/governance, environmental, and social criteria, and select leaders in sustainability.
In the Asia Pacific region, out of approximately 600 major companies, the top 153 companies are included. Of these, 77 Japan-based companies were selected, of which 3 are Japanese Media and Entertainment companies, including Dentsu Group Inc.
Dentsu Group Inc. is also included in sustainability indexes such as FTSE4Good and FTSE blossom Japan, in addition to DJSI Asia Pacific.
Under “Social Impact and ESG,” one of the four pillars that was announced as part of the Mid-Term Management Plan*2, the Group has been working to solve social issues through our activities such as promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, becoming a Net Zero emissions business, and using 100% renewable energy.
In November 2021 Dentsu Group Inc. announced a number of changes aimed at strengthening governance, a foundation for the future growth of the Group. In March 2022 (effective after the annual General Shareholders’ Meeting), the supervisory function of the Board will be strengthened through a Non-Executive Director serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, the Group is proposing four new Independent Outside Directors with diverse expertise in global corporate management, digital, finance and audit.
Going forward, Dentsu Group will continue to engage with its stakeholders and strive to ensure that, through our ESG initiatives, both our clients and society can grow together in a more sustainable way.
*1 For details of DJSI, please visit the S&P Global website:
*2 For details of Dentsu Group’s Mid-Term Management Plan, please visit our corporate website:
*3 For details of Dentsu Group’s sustainability initiatives, please visit our corporate website:
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