Jan. 30. 2009
Marubeni Corporation was selected in September 2008 as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), an index of companies leading in the field of socially responsible investment (SRI). In addition, SAM (Sustainable Asset Management AG), a global survey and rating company that analyzes candidate companies for inclusion in DJSI World, has recently announced that Marubeni Corporation will be included in SAM’s “The Sustainability Yearbook 2009” as a leading company in sustainability, and has also been awarded the following Sustainability Distinctions: SAM Sector Leader, SAM Sector Mover, and SAM Silver Class.
SAM Sector Leader is awarded to the company with the highest sustainability performance in each industry sector;
SAM Sector Mover is awarded to the company with the largest improvement over the past year in sustainability performance across economic, environmental and social dimensions;
SAM Silver Class is awarded to the company (or companies) with high level of overall sustainability performance.
Marubeni Corporation has announced efforts to improve corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental awareness as important elements of its current mid-term management plan “SG2009”, which began from fiscal year 2008. Marubeni will continue its CSR efforts toward the goal of realizing a sustainable society.