Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2015 --- Teijin Limited announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific), a global benchmark for socially responsible investing, for the seventh consecutive year.
DJSI, which was jointly introduced in 1999 by Dow Jones and Swiss-based RobecoSAM, which researches and evaluates socially responsible investment, is a leading index of sustainability. Every year, the index assesses the economic, environmental and social performance of some 2,500 companies to identify those that demonstrate sustainability leadership.
Teijin was named one of six Japanese companies among the nine firms in the DJSI Asia/Pacific’s Chemical Industry. In total, 145 companies out of 600 were selected for this year's index.
Teijin also is included in other international SRI indices, such as the FTSE4Good Index and the ETHIBEL Investment Register. Teijin appreciates the continued recognition of its leadership in sustainability through responsible industrial development befitting customers, society and the environment, as well as shareholders.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY786.2 billion (USD 6.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 823.7 billion (USD 6.9 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.
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