Honda Added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
TOKYO, Japan, September 21, 2017 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the company was selected for the first time as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (“DJSI World”). The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”) serve as one of the key benchmarks for socially responsible investing*.
The DJSI are the investment indices developed and offered cooperatively by the U.S.-based S&P Dow Jones Indices and Switzerland-based RobecoSAM who evaluate sustainability of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria and select companies that demonstrate overall excellence for the indices.
Based on their annual DJSI review, S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM published the components list and Honda was selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index for three consecutive years. In the review, Honda was also ranked in the top 5 for the global Automobile sector and added to the DJSI World.
Through unique creations and challenges as a mobility company, Honda will continue providing appealing products and services that bring joy to customers and helping to solve various social issues. Thus, Honda will strive to become a company society wants to exist.
*Investment strategy which includes criteria for evaluating investees’ corporate social responsibility, in addition to conventional financial indicator analysis.