TOKYO, Japan, September 15, 2015 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the company was selected for the first time as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index. 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 on September 14, 2015. In the list, Honda was ranked in the top 3 for the Automobile sector for the Asia Pacific region and added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index.
As a mobility company, Honda will continue offering new values through unique creations and challenges that only Honda can do toward the realization of a dream-inspiring and sustainable society. In the meantime, Honda will strive to become a company society wants to exist by further increasing the transparency of its activities.
- *Investment strategy which includes environmental, economic and social criteria for evaluations of investees in addition to investment standards based on conventional financial analysis.