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NYK Selected for Inclusion in SAM's Silver Class

February 12, 2010

NYK has been selected for inclusion in the Silver Class of excellent companies by SAM Group Holding AG (SAM; head office: Switzerland), which assesses socially responsible investment (SRI).* Having been included in the SAM Bronze Class in 2008 and 2009, NYK was honored to be recognized one class higher in 2010.

SAM is a global SRI-evaluation company that selects companies for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), one of the world’s two largest indexes. Every year, SAM rates companies that conduct superior corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and places the top companies in one of three classes: gold, silver, and bronze.
In 2010, of the leading 2,500 companies in 58 industries around the world, SAM first selected the top 15%, or 392 companies, that have outstanding corporate sustainability in terms of management, society, environment, and other relevant issues. From the list, SAM then placed 246 of the companies (including 39 Japanese companies) into the three classes: 97 for the Gold Class, 84 for the Silver Class, and 65 for the Bronze Class. Of the 9 companies selected from within the transport sector— 3 for the Gold Class, 4 for the Silver Class, and 2 for the Bronze Class—NYK is the only Japanese company.
NYK, as a good corporate citizen, will continue to take an active role in social issues, including the conservation of the environment, to contribute to the achievement of a better global society.
For information about NYK’s CSR activities, please see the company’s website: www.nyk.com/english/esg/
*Socially Responsible Investment (SRI): investment based on not only a company’s economic performance but also its environmental measures, compliance with laws, and other corporate social responsibility factors as evaluation criteria.
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