Tokyo, Japan, September 20, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc. (President: Kengo Sakurada, hereinafter “SOMPO HOLDINGS”) has been selected for inclusion in the DJSI World index and DJSI Asia Pacific index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”), the world’s first and leading global sustainability benchmarks, on September 10, 2015.
SOMPO HOLDINGS has now been selected as a member of the indices for 6 consecutive years since the company was founded and 16 consecutive years since the subsidiary company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. was included for the first time.
The DJSI World is the first global stock index that tracks the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide launched in 1999 jointly by RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, and Dow Jones & Company of the United States. RobecoSAM assesses corporate sustainability from financially material economic, environmental, and social practices, and selects the stocks of companies undertaking comprehensive and progressive initiatives for inclusion in the DJSI Family. The DJSI is widely used as a benchmark when investment companies establish SRI funds.
A total of 317 companies (20 from Japan) were selected from approximately 2,500 companies around the world for inclusion in this year’s DJSI World index, and 145 companies were selected from approximately 600 largest companies in Asia Pacific region for inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific index. Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc was selected for inclusion because of the high score it marked under the evaluation criteria including risk management, environmental management, and initiatives to address social issues through financial services.
SOMPO HOLDINGS will strive to contribute to the security, health, and wellbeing of our customers and society as a whole by providing insurance and related services of the highest quality possible to promote the realization of a resilient and sustainable society.