DNP Selected as Component Member of DJSI Asia Pacific SRI Index
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) has been incorporated into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI Asia Pacific), a globally influential Social Responsibility Index (SRI).
Companies are selected based on criteria that assess their contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives as well as financial analysis.
DJSI Asia Pacific was jointly developed as a share index in 1999 by S&P Dow Jones Indices, a global leader in providing investable and benchmark indices, and RobeccoSAM of Switzerland, an investment specialist in Sustainability Investing, and an SRI rating company. DJSI Asia Pacific rates some 600 companies in the Asian Pacific region on sustainability on the economic, environmental and social dimensions of their operations, with highly ranked companies selected as index components. In FY 2016, a total of 146 companies in the region were selected, including 68 Japanese companies.
DNP was selected as an index component in recognition of its efforts towards global social challenges, including enhanced activities targeting responsible purchasing throughout the supply chain, and awareness of human rights and labor related risks and challenges. The Company was also awarded the top ranking in the environmental section of the Commercial Services & Supplies Industry, one of 59 rated industries.
[Component of Six Global SRI Indices]
In addition to DJSI Asia Pacific, DNP has also been selected by a total of six global SRI indices, including FTSE4Good Global and CDP The Climate A List 2015, both of the U.K., MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes of the US, ETHIBEL Investment Register of Belgium, and the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index of Japan.
DNP is recognized, both in Japan and overseas, as a company engaged in the provision of new value designed to overcome social challenges, operating a business leading to sustainable development for both DNP and society.
[DNP's CSR Activities]
DNP has positioned Knowledge and Communication, Food and Healthcare, Lifestyle and Mobility and the Environment and Energy as growth areas, and is engaged in creating new value. In the Environment and Energy area, the Company is promoting the development of a variety of products and services targeting the achievement of a sustainable society that strikes a balance between economic development and the conservation of the global environment.
One example is DNP Lighting Film that efficiently reflects light entering rooms from windows onto ceilings and other areas, and diffuses it to brighten up rooms. In addition to making efforts to expand sales of battery pouches for lithium ion batteries, an area where DNP controls a large market share, the Company is also focused on developing environmentally friendly products and services leading to resource and energy savings, while also conserving bio-diversity.
The Company has drawn up a set of CSR responsibilities, and has defined these as; 1, contributing to society through Value Creation, and the fair and equitable pursuit of that process by 2, Acting with Integrity in Conduct, and fulfilling social accountability through 3, Transparency (Accountability).
Looking ahead, it is the aim of DNP to continue to be a company that is trusted by all stakeholders on a constant basis. The Company will also contribute to corporate growth and the development of a sustainable society, while looking to make improvements on an ongoing basis.