For the 19th straight year, NYK has been selected as a component of the FTSE4Good Index Series,* benchmark indexes designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices. Additionally, for a fifth consecutive year the company has been chosen as a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index,** an ESG investment index adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
The FTSE4Good Index is a leading indicator used by investors who place importance on corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and as of 2021, 1,045 companies worldwide, including 204 Japanese companies, had been selected.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index was newly established in 2017 for Japanese companies and is widely used to create and evaluate sustainable investment funds and other financial products.
On February 3, NYK released the NYK Group ESG Story, which aims to further integrate ESG into the company’s management strategy and promotes activities that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through business activities.
In order to continue to be a corporate group that remains essential to society and industry, the NYK Group aims to be a sustainable solution provider that creates new value while maximizing profits and achieving social and environmental sustainability from a long-term perspective.
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* FTSE4Good Index Series
The index consists of companies that meet global standards in terms of ESG. It was developed by FTSE Russell, a global index provider that provides benchmarking, analytics, and data for investors worldwide.
** FTSE Blossom Japan Index
An index created by FTSE Russell to measure the performance of Japanese companies having excellent responses to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In 2017, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, one of the world’s largest pension funds, selected the FTSE Blossom Japan Index as one of the benchmarks for its ESG investment strategy. Additionally, the index is widely used for sustainable investments and other financial instruments.
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