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NYK Selected for Inclusion in SAM's Silver Class for Second Consecutive Year

March 3, 2011

For the second consecutive year, 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).*  

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 2011, of the leading 2,500 companies in 58 industries around the world, SAM first selected 409 companies (including 41 Japanese companies), that have outstanding corporate sustainability in terms of management, society, environment, and other relevant issues. From the list, SAM then placed 272 of the companies into the three classes: 103 for the Gold Class, 92 for the Silver Class, and 77 for the Bronze Class. Of the eight companies selected from within the transport sector — three for the Gold Class and five for the Silver 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.
 
*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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