Asahi Glass to join sustainability index

Asahi Glass Co. is one of four Japanese firms which will be added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as of 20 September 2004.
Jointly devised by Dow Jones & Co. and SAM Group Holding AG of…

Asahi Glass Co. is one of four Japanese firms which will be added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as of 20 September 2004. Jointly devised by Dow Jones & Co. and SAM Group Holding AG of Switzerland, the DJSI assesses the environmental, social and ethical performance of businesses. The index is used as a leading benchmark by socially responsible investment funds around the world. The number of Japanese businesses on the index will grow from 35 to 37, reflecting the growing importance of socially responsible corporate activities among Japanese businesses,. In total, 318 companies will be covered in the DJSI after the 20 September 2004 update, which will entail 38 firms joining and 32 leaving the index.