Japan: Taiheiyo Cement has been selected for the second consecutive year as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) in 2016. The cement producer was also selected for the DJSI Asia Pacific in 2015. This index is the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and serves as one of the key benchmarks for socially responsible investment.
The DJSI are investment indices developed and offered cooperatively by the US-based S&P Dow Jones Indices and Switzerland-based RobecoSAM, which evaluate the sustainability of companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The DJSI Asia Pacific has selected the top 146 regional sustainability leaders, including 68 Japanese companies out of about 600 leading companies, from developed markets in the Asia Pacific region.