RELEASE DATE: 2016.07.13
ASICS has been selected as a component company in the FTSE4Good Global Index, a leading global index of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI). This is the first time ASICS has been included.
The FTSE4Good Global Index is a globally-recognized SRI index created by FTSE Russell※. The sustainability of companies around the world is evaluated from three perspectives––in terms of environment, society, and governance–– to assess a company’s eligibility for inclusion in the index. FTSE Russell has developed its own criteria to evaluate approximately 2,000 companies from 23 countries. As of end-June 2016, the index was comprised of 823 companies, including 160 from Japan.
ASICS is also a component company of two other global SRI indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), created by S&P Dow Jones (US) and research and rating company RobecoSAM (Switzerland), as well as the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes, compiled by US company MSCI.
ASICS will continue to strive to fulfill its vision to “Create Quality Lifestyle through Intelligent Sport Technology” and to work with business partners that share our commitment to a sustainable and fair sporting goods industry.
For further details on ASICS’s CSR and sustainability activities, please see the company website:
※FTSE Russell is a global provider of benchmarking, analytics and data solutions for investors worldwide. It is wholly-owned by London Stock Exchange Group.