RELEASE DATE: 2016.09.09
ASICS Corporation, a leading global sporting goods company, has been selected for the second time as a component company of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a series of globally-recognized Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indices.
The DJSI is jointly determined by S&P Dow Jones Indices (US) and investment company RobecoSAM (Switzerland). The DJSI evaluates the sustainability of company business practices from three perspectives––economic, environmental, and social––and only firms that are rated as leading their respective industries become component companies. The DJSI Asia/Pacific Index covers companies in the Asia and Oceania region, and 146 companies were selected this year, including 68 from Japan.
‘ASICS is honoured to be recognized by DJSI as a sustainability leader in Asia for the second consecutive year,’ said Motoi Oyama, President and CEO of ASICS Corporation. ‘We believe that this reflects our progress on priority sustainability topics, in collaboration with our supply chain partners and other stakeholders. Our efforts will continue as we focus on delivering on our 2020 Sustainability Strategy which supports the ASICS Growth Plan (AGP) 2020.’
ASICS has also been selected as a component company of another global SRI index, the FTSE4Good Global Index, created by FTSE Russell (UK), as well as the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes, compiled by MSCI (US). ASICS was also included for the first time in RobecoSAM’s The Sustainability Yearbook 2016, the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability.
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 its commitment to a sustainable and fair sporting goods industry.
For further details on ASICS’ CSR and sustainability activities, please see the company website.