Tokyo, Japan, February 19, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc. has received the RobecoSAM Bronze Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (*). SOMPO HOLDINGS has been recognized for the eighth consecutive year including distinctions received by its subsidiary, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
SOMPO HOLDINGS will continue to play an active role in efforts to resolve social issues and contribute to the building of a sustainable society.
(*) RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment is a survey conducted by Swiss asset management advisor RobecoSAM to assess companies from the perspective of sustainability performance. It has been carried out annually since 1999. The companies participating in the Assessment are those which were assessed for that year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)(**). Their activities are assessed based on economic, environmental, and social criteria. The world’s 1,995 companies were invited to participate in the latest Assessment.
(**) The DJSI is SRI indices developed by RobecoSAM in 1999 in collaboration with U.S. based Dow Jones & Company. Based on independent surveys, publicly available information, the Dow Jones Global Indices (DJGI; performance indices evaluated by institutional investors considering international investments), among other sources, RobecoSAM works under the DJSI brand and selects companies across the world engaging in progressive economic, environmental, and social efforts. SOMPO HOLDINGS has been listed on the DJSI World for 15 consecutive years, including years when its subsidiary Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. was listed.
(Reference) http://yearbook.robecosam.com/companies.html?file=files/rs_data/pdf/RobecoSAM_co mpany_overview_2015.pdf