|Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:15 HKT/SGT|
HIROSHIMA, Japan, Oct 19, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices' World Index(1) and Asia Pacific Index(2) for the second year running.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices assess sustainability by examining a company's environmental initiatives, social contribution, human resource development, corporate governance and compliance. Established in 1999 by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, they are recognized by investors the world over as among the longest-running ESG investment indices.(3) Global and regional indices are published annually and comprise outstanding companies from each industry.
Mazda was selected on the basis of a survey questionnaire and a comprehensive review of the company's Sustainability Report, Annual Report and official website that highly evaluated Mazda's initiatives in CSR and information disclosure. Mazda was one of 34 Japanese companies chosen from among the approximately 2,500 major corporations that were assessed for inclusion in the DJSI World Index this year.
In addition, Mazda won a Silver Class award in the 2018 RobecoSAM Sustainability Awards(4) as an outstanding company in the automotive industry. RobecoSAM decides award winners based on the results of the previous year's evaluations for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.
Mazda will continue to prioritize CSR in all initiatives and contribute to the development of a sustainable society. The company envisions a world in which cars exist in harmony with the earth, society and individuals and aims to build a strong bond with customers by enriching their lives with an experience of car ownership that celebrates driving.
(1) Approximately 2,500 major global companies were assessed for the DJSI World Index and 317 were selected (including 34 Japanese companies).
(2) Approximately 600 major companies based in the region were assessed for the DJSI Asia Pacific Index and 150 were selected (including 75 Japanese companies).
(3) Investment indices based on performance in the areas of environment, social contribution and corporate governance.
(4) RobecoSAM, the organization that evaluates companies for inclusion in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, awards outstanding candidates in each industry with Gold, Silver and Bronze Class awards. Within the automotive industry, one company was selected for a Gold Class award, two were selected for Silver and two for Bronze.
Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visit www.mazda.com
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Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan
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Oct 19, 2018 12:15 HKT/SGT
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