Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") has been selected for the second time as a component company of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), both leading indicators for socially responsible investment (SRI). The international stock indexes, jointly developed by the American company Dow Jones and Switzerland's SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) Group, assess companies around the world based on economic, environmental, and social perspectives, and select those with the best future prospects for achieving sustainability.
A review of the component companies is conducted on a yearly basis. On September 3rd, 317 corporations out of a pool of roughly 2,500 worldwide were designated as leading companies and selected to be included in the DJSI World. Epson was one of six that were selected from the computer hardware and electronic office equipment category of the technology sector.
In addition, Epson retained its position in the DJSI Asia Pacific, which was launched in January this year and is made up of the top 20% in terms of the SAM analysis out of the largest 600 companies in the developed Asia Pacific markets.
"Epson's selection is a reflection of our long-term efforts to earn the trust of our stakeholders in accordance with our management philosophy. In particular, Epson's environmental achievements, corporate citizenship initiatives, and stakeholder involvement were rated highly in this year's assessment," said Toshiyuki Fujimori, General Manager of the Trust-Based Management Department at Seiko Epson Corporation.
To find out more about Epson's CSR activities, or to view Epson's Sustainability Report 2009, please visit the Epson & the Community section on the corporate website. http://www.epson.co.jp/e/community/