Japan Tobacco makes Dow Jones Sustainability Index


Japan Tobacco Inc. has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia/Pacific (DJSI Asia/Pacific), the worldwide index for socially responsible investment (SRI)1 for the fourth consecutive year, the Company announced today.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is a collaborative initiative by S&P Dow Jones2 Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM3 of Switzerland. It assesses the sustainability performance of companies, based on economic, environmental and social criteria. From among approximately 600 major companies in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, 152 companies (72 Japanese companies) were named to the DJSI Asia/Pacific this year.

JT Group said in a statement that in accordance with the management principles of the JT Group, we strive to fulfill our responsibilities to our valued consumers, shareholders, employees and the wider society, carefully considering the respective interests of these four key stakeholder groups, and exceeding their expectations wherever we can.

With this in mind, we carry out various initiatives in countries where we operate, and will continue to contribute to the societies’ sustainability through the businesses.

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