Sekisui House included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 3 years running
On September 13, 2018, Sekisui House, Ltd. was once again selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index. This major stock index for ESG* investments takes into consideration the financial, environmental, and social performance of a company. This is the third year in a row that Sekisui House has been selected. This year, 317 companies out of 2,500 listed global companies were included in the DJSI World Index. Sekisui House is one of 34 Japanese companies chosen.
At the same time, Sekisui House also continued to be selected as part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific).
The DJSI World Index and DJSI Asia Pacific Index are managed by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the U.S. and RobecoSAM of Switzerland. These stock indices are seen as some of the most important for institutional investors who place value on a company’s non-financial performance such as ESG information.
The survey that Sekisui House undergoes for inclusion in the DJSI World Index as a key criterion in boosting the level of its CSR initiatives. Also, conducting business under a PDCA cycle, Sekisui House recognises the evaluation items as being the embodiment of society’s expectations for companies seeking to achieve a sustainable society.
In the Sustainability Report 2018, which was issued in June, Sekisui House presented its goals for the first time, taking into consideration the target year (2030) for SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals adopted at the United Nations General Assembly), and sought to share them with stakeholders who are interested in achieving the Group’s long-term value.
Sekisui House will continue to quicken the pace of addressing ESG initiatives, contribute to solving social issues through housing, and aim to be a leading company in ESG management as needed by society.
* Environmental, social, and governance—three factors used to assess the sustainability and ethical impact of investing in a company