Japan Tobacco (JT) has been selected for the second consecutive year for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific), the worldwide index for socially responsible investment, the company announced Sept. 13.
The DJSI is a collaborative initiative by S&P Dow Jones2 Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM3 of Switzerland. It assesses the sustainability performance of companies based on economic, environmental and social criteria.
From among approximately 600 major companies in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, 145 companies (62 of which are Japanese companies) were named to the DJSI Asia/Pacific this year.
In accordance with its management principles, the JT Group, which sells its products in more than 120 countries and regions, balances the interests of consumers, shareholders, employees and society; fulfills its responsibilities to them; and aims to exceed their expectations. With this in mind, the JT Group carries out various initiatives in countries where it operates, and plans to continue to contribute to sustainability through its businesses.