Hoofddorp, Netherlands, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 – OMRON has been listed for the fourth straight year on the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), an SRI (socially responsible investment)*1 stock price index. The DJSI is a stock price index compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices. It is used to assess the sustainability of the world's major companies from economic, environmental, and social perspectives.
Of the roughly 3,500 globally prominent companies evaluated in 2020, 323 companies (39 Japanese companies) were selected for the DJSI World Index. OMRON was also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the 11th consecutive year.
This time, OMRON was rated highly in terms of social and environmental criteria. In the Social dimension, OMRON forged ahead with initiatives for human capital development, human rights, and occupational safety, as well as disclosure. In the environmental dimension OMRON established its "OMRON Carbon Zero" target in July 2018, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050, thus accelerating its drive to reduce greenhouse gases produced through its business activities. Meanwhile, following the February 2019 announcement of its endorsement of the TCFD*2 Declaration, OMRON has been analyzing the risks and opportunities that climate change might pose for its business and is proactively disclosing relevant information.
*1 Sustainable investment is a method by which investors consider a company's environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) information, in addition to conventional financial analysis, in order to choose companies that can attain sustainable growth to invest in.
*2 TCFD: Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure
OMRON's Sustainability Initiatives
OMRON identified its material sustainability issues that it seeks to resolve, including social issues to be solved through business in our focus domains, and issues to be tackled in order for us to answer the expectations of our stakeholders by shoring up our business foundation.
For details on OMRON'S sustainability initiatives, please see Integrated Reports and the corporate website:
Integrated Report 2020
OMRON Carbon Zero:
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
OMRON Carbon Zero Press Release
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