Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Jean-Marc Gilson) today announced that it has been selected for the fifth consecutive year as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for inclusion in the World Index, which is the global benchmark for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. MCHC was also selected for the Asia Pacific Index*1 once again following the last year.
The DJSI is an index made up of stocks, selected by S&P Global of the U.S., and in corporations that demonstrate excellent sustainability, based on assessments from economic, environmental and social aspects. This year’s DJSI World Index has selected 322 companies from among 3,500 major companies all over the world.
MCHC believes its selection resulted from a high evaluation of its various initiatives to address environmental and social issues and promote appropriate information disclosure. These measures are aimed at fulfilling the group’s vision of realizing KAITEKI, which it defines as “the sustainable well-being of people, society, and our planet Earth.” The MCHC Group hopes to continually provide solutions to issues facing people, society, and the globe while offering value to society based on the group’s collective capabilities.
*1 Among 600 major companies in the Asia-Pacific region, 153 were selected for the Asia Pacific Index.