LIXIL Selected Again for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
TOKYO, September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL Group; TSE code: 5938), maker of pioneering water and housing products, has been included for the second consecutive year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for its sustainability performance. LIXIL Group was included in the DJSI Asia-Pacific Index and ranked fourth globally in the Building Products Industry group.
LIXIL Group’s inclusion in the DJSI reflects the company’s continued focus on integrating sustainability into its overall business strategies, and the progress it is making in this field across organizational and geographical boundaries. Specifically, this year’s inclusion recognizes the advancements the company is making across social and economic factors, with its scores for environmental policy and management systems, labor practices, occupational health and safety, and risk and crisis management all increasing both in absolute and relative terms.
Representing the gold standard for corporate sustainability, the DJSI is an annual sustainability assessment conducted by RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. This year RobecoSAM surveyed over 2,000 of the largest listed companies from around the world on economic, environmental, and social performances of companies. A total of 150 companies were selected for the DJSI Asia-Pacific index.
Kinya Seto, LIXIL Group President and CEO, commented, “LIXIL is committed to improving the quality of people’s lives around the world and to pursuing the growth of its businesses through responsible and sustainable innovations. We are proud to continue to be listed in the DJSI. We believe that our continuous work towards environmental, social, and corporate governance factors is essential for the company’s sustainable growth, which is the focus of our new Medium-Term Plan that we have started this year.”
LIXIL also continues to be listed on the FTSE4Good Index Series, including the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, as well as the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index.
LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and TOSTEM. Over 70,000 colleagues operating in more than 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day.