Sep. 13, 2017
NTT DATA Corporation
NTT DATA Corporation was selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index, the world’ leading ESG investment index, for the first time on September 7, 2017.
Under the corporate philosophy of “creating new systems and values with information technology for a more affluent and harmonious society,” NTT DATA will aim to improve our corporate value through IT service businesses and contribute to building a sustainable society on a global scale.
ESG stands for environment, social and governance. ESG investment is an investment taking into account ESG factors that are nonfinancial information, in addition to financial information such as cash flow and ROI*1, the information generally used for investment decision-making.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a stock index developed in 1999 jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the United States and the Swiss-based RobecoSAM. Each year, they assess corporate sustainability from the ESG aspects, and select outstanding companies in a comprehensive manner, also taking into account their total market values. From the perspective of sustainability, companies ranked high in each industry category are selected as components of the DJSI World Index.
In 2017, of about 3,500 major companies around the world, 319 (31 from Japan) were selected for the DJSI World Index, and 152 of about 600 major companies in the Asia-Pacific region (72 from Japan) were selected for the DJSI Asia Pacific Index.
Two stock indices : Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index
NTT DATA Group received a high evaluation for our contribution to society through business activities, information security, tax strategies, and efforts to strengthen capability development programs for employees, etc., and was selected for the DJSI World Index in the TSV IT services & Internet software and services industry category (only two companies from Japan). In addition, as for the DJSI Asia Pacific Index comprised of companies in the Asia-Pacific region, NTT DATA has been selected as a member of the index since 2009, and in 2017, we were again selected for the index along with the DJSI World Index.
NTT DATA Group’s Sustainable Activities
NTT DATA Group has so far implemented activities in line with “Material CSR Challenges*2” based on Our Way*3, the guidelines for our CSR activities, and promoted measures for building the foundation of CSR management to respond to social expectations.
From here on, we will carry out global business activities from the ESG viewpoint. In addition, we will step up efforts to disseminate information related to ESG and resolve social issues in order to respond to the expectations of stakeholders.
- *1ROI(Return on Investment）: ROI is a rate of return to an investment, and used to measure a company’s profitability.
- *2Material CSR Challenges: They present the concept and direction of CSR activities in the NTT DATA Group.
- *3Our Way: A summary of corporate philosophy on which management should be based and the values to be shared among employees.
For your reference
- The NTT DATA Group’s approach to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
- Sustainability Report
- Annual Report
For more information, please contact,
ESG Promotion Department
NTT DATA Corporation
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