Marubeni Corporation has been recognized as a sustainability leader by the global CSR research and rating company SAM*
Feb. 4, 2010
As in the previous year, Marubeni Corporation has been awarded the SAM Sector Leader in the Support Services, the sector to which Marubeni Corporation belongs, by SAM, a global CSR research and rating company that analyzes candidate companies for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), an index of companies leading in the field of socially responsible investment (SRI). The SAM Sector Leader is awarded to the company with the highest sustainability performance in each industry sector.
In addition, in the rating of the overall sustainability performance, Marubeni Corporation has been awarded the top "SAM Gold Class," which is higher than the SAM Silver Class awarded to Marubeni in the previous fiscal year, and has been included in SAM’s “The Sustainability Yearbook 2010” as a leader in sustainability.
For this fiscal year, from world-leading companies, SAM awarded the SAM Sector Leader to 58 companies (five Japanese companies) and the SAM Gold Class to 97 companies (four Japanese companies). Marubeni Corporation has been awarded both distinctions.
From September 2009, Marubeni Corporation has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) as in the previous fiscal year.
Marubeni will continue its CSR efforts towards its goal of realizing a sustainable society.
A global CSR research and rating company headquartered in Zurich.
SAM sets the economic, environmental and social criteria from the perspectives of sustainability to assess and rate each company based on the information obtained from a questionnaire conducted with companies, published documents, media, etc.