Marubeni Corporation selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World)
Sep. 9. 2008
Marubeni Corporation ("Marubeni") has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the year 2008-2009.
The DJSI World is one of the best known measures of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)* in the world; this year 320 companies from all over the world were selected for the index, including 36 Japanese companies.
The DJSI World evaluates companies for a high level of sustainability based on the three principal criteria of “Economic”, “Environment” and “Social”, as well as criteria specific to each company.
Only companies with excellent scores are selected for the index.
* SRI Index
An index of socially responsible investment based not only the financial aspects of companies but also on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) measures as important criteria for investment decisions.
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