NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (President and Representative Director, CEO: Koki Ando, hereinafter "the Company" ) announced that the company has been selected for the second consecutive year to be a constituent of the World Index (DJSI World), the global index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter "DJSI" ) which are focused on ESG*1. It has also been selected to be a constituent of the Asia Pacific Index ( "DJSI Asia Pacific" ) for the fourth consecutive year, since 2018.
The DJSI World is a global index that assesses approximately 2,500 leading companies in both developed and developing countries and in 2021, 322 companies, including seven companies (two Japanese companies) in the Foods category, were selected as constituents. The Company holds high scores in each of the three areas, "Economy," "Environment," and "Society" and was recognized for achievement in "Health and nutrition," "Environment report," "Climate change strategies," and "Social contribution and charitable activities," and so on, the same as last year.
It was also selected as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, which are adopted as an ESG indices by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), while also being selected for the world-class ESG investment index, FTSE4Good Index Series*2.
The NISSIN FOODS Group will continue to aim for a more sustainable society and higher corporate value.
*1 Criteria for investment decisions that evaluate practices of companies in terms of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
*2 An investment index created by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.