Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2012 — Teijin Limited announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), a global benchmark for socially responsible investing, for the fourth consecutive year effective September 24.
Teijin appreciates the continued recognition of its leadership in sustainability through responsible industrial development befitting customers, society and the environment, as well as shareholders. Teijin is the only Japanese company among the 11 firms in DJSI World’s chemical sector. In total, 340 companies were selected for this year’s index.
DJSI World, which was jointly introduced by Dow Jones and Swiss-based SAM Group in 1999, is a leading index of sustainability. It represents the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies in each industry of the Dow Jones Global Index. Every year, the index assesses the economic, environmental and social performance of companies to identify those that demonstrate sustainability leadership.
Teijin also has been named to Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for four consecutive years, and is included in international SRI indexes such as the FTSE4Good Index and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 17,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY 854.4 billion (USD 10.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 762.1 billion (USD 9.5billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. Please visit www.teijin.co.jp/english.
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