NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (President and Representative Director, CEO: Koki Ando, hereinafter "the Company") announced that the company has been selected for the first time as a constituent of the World Index (DJSI World), the global index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter "DJSI") which is a benchmark for top ESG*1 performers. The Group has also been selected as a constituent of the Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the third 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 2020, 323 companies (including 39 Japanese companies) were selected as constituents. Compared to last year, the Company has improved its scores in the financial and social areas and the evaluation of its performance was especially high in the areas of health, nutrition and environmental reports, climate change strategy, social contribution and charitable activities.
The Company was also selected as a constituent of the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index*2.
Under its philosophy as an "EARTH FOOD CREATOR", the NISSIN FOODS Group contributes to society and the earth by gratifying people everywhere with pleasures and delights food can provide and 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 ESG index selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund.