USHIO Selected for the FTSE4Good Index for the Thirteenth Consecutive Year
USHIO INC. was selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, a socially responsible investment (SRI) index*1 provided by the U.K.-based FTSE Russell*2, for the thirteenth consecutive year.
Along with the DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability World Index), the FTSE4Good Index*3 is a representative index used for making socially responsible investments. Currently, 823 companies around the world are included, of which 160 companies are from Japan (as of June 20, 2016).
Recognized for its performance in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance, USHIO has been chosen for the index since 2004.
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*1 In addition to investment criteria based on financial analysis, the SRI index also takes into account whether companies fulfill their social responsibility by promoting corporate practices in consideration of corporate ethics, society, the environment, safety and other areas.
*2 100% Subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group, the FTSE Russell manages the FTSE Global Equity Index Series such as FTSE100.
*3 FTSE4Good criteria have been frequently revised. Currently, “Climate Change”,“Pollution & Resources”,“Supply Chain Environment”,“Water Use”,“Health & Safety”,“Human Rights & Community”,“Labour Standards”,“Supply Chain Social”,“Anti-Corruption”,“Corporate Governance” and “Tax Transparency” are used as benchmarks for inclusion.