OMRON listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for 6th consecutive year
September 18, 2015
OMRON has been listed for 6th consecutive year in the world-renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), an SRI (socially responsible investment)*1 stock price index.
DJSI is a stock price index jointly compiled by Dow Jones & Company, Inc.*2 in the United States, and Sustainable Asset Management Group in Switzerland, a research company conducting research on SRI. It is used to assess the sustainability of the world's major companies from economic, environmental, and social perspectives.
Approximately 600 major companies in the Asia-Pacific region were shortlisted for DJSI Asia Pacific, and 145 companies (62 Japanese companies) were selected this year.
Social Responsibility Investment (SRI) is a method by which private and institutional investors consider corporate social responsibility (CSR), contribution to communities and the environment, and corporate governance, in addition to conventional financial analysis when choosing companies to invest in.
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. is a U.S. publishing company which is famous for its Dow Jones Average and the newspaper "The Wall Street Journal."