The DOWA Group has been included in Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indexes and funds worldwide in recognition of its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) initiatives.
The FTSE4Good Index Series is a series of stock indices consisting of the selected stocks of companies demonstrating strong ESG practices as defined by FTSE Russell.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is a stock index consisting of the selected stocks of Japanese companies demonstrating strong ESG practices as defined by FTSE Russell.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is a stock index consisting of the selected stocks of Japanese companies demonstrating strong ESG practices relative to their respective sectors as defined by FTSE Russell, and is designed to be sector neutral.
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that DOWA HOLDINGS CO., LTD. has been independently assessed according to the criteria of the FTSE4Good and FTSE Blossom Japan Index Series and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of those index series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, those index series are designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices and used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is a stock index consisting of the selected stocks of Japanese companies which are constituents of the MSCI Japan IMI Index and demonstrate strong ESG practices.
THE INCLUSION OF DOWA HOLDINGS CO., LTD. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF DOWA HOLDINGS CO., LTD. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.
THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, which targets companies on TOPIX, looks at disclosure of environment-related information and levels of carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per unit of revenue) and weights companies accordingly.
Built using Equileap’s gender equality scores and raw data, the Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index is designed to emphasize stocks of companies that have strong gender diversity policies embedded in their corporate culture and that ensure equal opportunities to employees, regardless of gender.
The SOMPO Sustainability Index is a stock index independently developed by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd.. It combines ESG evaluation with equity valuation (fundamental value) and is used in SOMPO Sustainable Management, a responsible investment product for pension funds and institutional investors.
The Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition honors large-scale and small- and medium-scale companies that demonstrate excellence in health management based on initiatives to address regional health problems and health promotion initiatives noted by Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
[Companies selected for the Certified]
DX Certification is a system under which the Japanese government certifies companies which comply with the Digital Governance Code that summarizes the measures required of business owners in response to the transformation of society triggered by digital technology, and which are willing to promote digital transformation.
The UN Global Compact is a global initiative for companies and organizations to act as good members of society and achieve sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. Participants are required to support and put into practice ten principles in the four key areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The DOWA Group has been participating in the UN Global Compact since 2009. We have also joined the Global Compact Network Japan, which is a Global Compact Local Network.
[The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact]
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
4. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
5. The effective abolition of child labour
6. The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery