Mitsui Chemical included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

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Tokyo, Japan – Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. announced that it has again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), a global benchmark for measuring environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. Having first been added to the DJSI Asia Pacific in 2018, Mitsui Chemicals has now managed to maintain its listing here for a fourth consecutive year following the index’s annual review for 2021.

Developed by U.S.-based company S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, the DJSI evaluates corporate sustainability on the basis of economic, environmental and social factors to select the leading sustainability-driven companies. The DJSI Asia Pacific covers approximately 600 major companies in the Asia–Pacific region, with 153 companies – including 77 Japanese companies – having been selected in 2021.

On top of its inclusion here, Mitsui Chemicals has been selected as part of the FTSE4Good Index Series and the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, both of which are global investment indices similar to the DJSI. Mitsui Chemicals also has been chosen to feature in four other stock indices utilized by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest retirement scheme. These are the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) and the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.