LIXIL Group Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Second Consecutive Year

Nov 18, 2020 3:00 PM ET
Press Release

TOKYO, November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - LIXIL Group Corporation (“LIXIL Group”, TSE Code: 5938), maker of pioneering water and housing products, announced its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second consecutive year and the DJSI Asia Pacific Index for the fourth consecutive year for its sustainability performance.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are managed by S&P Global in the United States and evaluate the sustainability of the world's leading companies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The DJSI World Index is comprised only of companies that rank within the top 10% of their industries. This year, approximately 2,500 major companies were evaluated, of which 39 Japanese companies including LIXIL Group were named to the DJSI World.

LIXIL Group takes a purpose-driven approach by aligning its Corporate Responsibility (CR) with its business strategy through three strategic pillars that were established from among the most urgent issues to the regions where it operates. The indices evaluated LIXIL Group’s CR initiatives based on its economic, environmental and social performance, in which LIXIL Group has improved its overall score from its previous years. This includes receiving higher marks in fields such as Product Stewardship, Social Reporting, Labor Practice Indicators, Human Capital Development, and Occupational Health & Safety.

“LIXIL Group’s greater purpose is to ‘make better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere,’ and contributing to society is at the core of what we do. Being recognized for our CR strategy is a source of pride for all our employees and is the force that drives us to become a sustainable business. As we respond to the changing world before us, joined by our employees, customers, international organizations and partner companies, we are committed making a positive impact to the world,” said Kinya Seto, CEO of LIXIL Group.

Earlier this year, LIXIL Group was also listed on the FTSE4Good Index Series, including the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, as well as the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index.

Learn more about LIXIL Group’s CR Commitments here.

About LIXIL Group

LIXIL Group makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL Group difference is how we do this; through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and TOSTEM. Approximately 60,000 colleagues operating in more than 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day