RELEASE DATE: 2018.09.14
KOBE, Japan (September 14, 2018) – ASICS Corporation, a leading global sporting goods company, has been selected for the fourth 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 150 companies were selected this year, including 75 from Japan.
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 is also included in RobecoSAM’s The Sustainability Yearbook 2018, 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.