Two years running, Sekisui House Included in DJSI World Index
On September 7, 2017, Sekisui House, Ltd. was selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index. This is a major stock index for ESG* investments that takes into consideration the financial, environmental, and social aspects of a company. This is the second year in a row that Sekisui House has been selected.
This year, 320 companies out of 2,500 listed global companies were included in the DJSI World Index. Sekisui House is one of 31 Japanese companies chosen. Sekisui House was also selected as an “Industry Leader”—the world’s highest rated company—in the Homebuilding category. It was also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) Asia Pacific Index.
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 care about a company’s non-financial performance.
Sekisui House sees the survey it undergoes for inclusion in the DJSI World Index as a key criterion in boosting the level of its CSR initiatives. Conducting business under a PDCA cycle, Sekisui House recognizes the evaluation items as being the embodiment of society’s expectations for companies seeking to achieve a sustainable society. Sekisui House will continue to aim to be a company needed by society, and it will contribute to the solution of social issues through housing.
*Environmental, social, and governance—three factors used to assess the sustainability and ethical impact of investing in a company
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