Hitachi Chemical

News Release

October 7, 2016
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Selected for the DJSI Asia Pacific

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Hisashi Maruyama) was chosen as a constituent for the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI AP), which is a major global socially responsible investment index (SRI). Hitachi Chemical has been selected for eight years in a row since 2009.

The DJSI AP is an index implemented in January 2009 as one of the SRI indexes series that has been developed jointly by the United States' S&P Dow Jones Indices and Switzerland's RobecoSAM. The index evaluates the sustainability of 600 major companies based in the Asia-Pacific region from economic, environmental, and social perspectives, and selects companies that are ranked in the top 20 percent.

To achieve sustainable development supported by the trust of stakeholders, businesses must fulfill their corporate social responsibility. Driven by our selection to this SRI index, we aim to further fortify areas such as compliance (both legal and ethical), corporate governance, environmental preservation and social contribution activities. In addition, we plan to contribute to the achievement of a prosperous and energetic society through our business activities and the development of new products.


Leading SRI Indexes featuring
Hitachi Chemical
Location of organization Years featured
Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (ROBECO SAM Group) Switzerland 2005, 2006,
and 2009 onwards
FTSE4Good Global Index Series
(FTSE Group)
U.K. 2004 onwards
MSCI Global Sustainability Index
(MSCI Inc.)
US 2014* onwards
Morningstar SRI Index
(Morningstar Japan K.K.)
Japan 2006 onwards
Beginning 2014, MSCI has started to notify companies included into the index and is allowing them to announce their selection to the index.