News Release

Friday, 26 September 2014

MOL Continues to Earn Inclusion in ESG Target Indices Including Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has once again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific, on which it has continuously held a spot since 2003. This month, S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM announced their selections for the DJSI after a thorough assessment process. In May 2014, MOL also received notice from the FTSE Group of its selection for the FTSE4 Good Global Index Series(*) and, this month, MSCI Inc. informed MOL that it is listed in both the MSCI World ESG Index and the MSCI ACWI ESG Index.

Companies chosen for the indices must meet international criteria for social responsibility in areas such as environmental protection, human rights, corporate governance, and relationships with stakeholders, and are expected to demonstrate sustainable business practices. Selected companies become target investments for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) funds.


As advocated in the MOL Group Corporate Principles, MOL continually enhances its group-wide approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR). The company strives to become an excellent, resilient company that can contribute to sustainable worldwide growth.

(*) As a provisional measure resulting from a change in the selection methodology for the FTSE4Good Global Index Series, companies selected at the time will continue to be included in the index during 2014.