DNP Included in FTSE4 Good Global Index for 17th Consecutive Year
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Global Index (FTSE4Good Global) for the 17th consecutive year. FTSE4Good Global is a globally influential socially responsible investment (SRI) index.
SRI is an investment technique that includes evaluations of corporate CSR efforts in addition to financial analyses.
FTSE4Good Global is an equity index operated by FTSE Russell, a 100% subsidiary of the London Stock exchange Group. Companies that fulfill Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related criteria are selected as constituents from amongst 2,500 major global corporations.
DNP is a constituent of the Commercial Services – Media field, one of 59 Industry-based sections. In addition to obtaining the highest rating for climate change and resource recycling, the Company was also selected on the basis of its serious commitment to global social issues, including water usage, human rights and labor, and responsible procurement throughout the supply chain.
[DNP and International SRI Indexes]
Apart from inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global Index, DNP has also been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific (Switzerland), the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes (US), ETHIBEL Investment Register (Belgium), and the US, Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index in Japan. The Company has been recognized for providing new values designed to resolve social challenges, and developing a strong reputation both in Japan and overseas for operating a business that paves the way for sustainable development.
[DNP CSR Activities]
DNP has positioned Knowledge and Communication, Food and Healthcare, Lifestyle and Mobility, and the Environment and Energy as business growth areas, and is engaged in the creation of new value. In the area of the Environment and Energy the Company is promoting the development of a variety of goods and services targeting the realization of a society capable of achieving both economic growth and the conservation of the global environment. One example is DNP Lighting Film that takes in light from a window and effectively reflects and disperses it to areas such as the ceiling in order to brighten the entire room. In addition to efforts designed to expand sales of lithium ion battery pouches, where DNP maintains a significant market share, the Company is also focused on the development of environmentally-friendly goods and services leading to resource and energy saving, along with bio-diversity conservation.
DNP views the fulfilment of CSR requirements as its corporate responsibility, and will endeavor to clarify and pursue the following three activities; 1, value creation that contributes to social development, 2, to act with honesty and integrity in the fair and impartial operation of that value creation process, and 3, the maintenance of high level transparency in fulfilling accountability requirements to society.
Looking ahead, DNP aims to be a company that enjoys unflagging trust of all its stakeholders, and while continuing to improve will also make a contribution to corporate growth and the development of society.