Our tiles are manufactured by INAX in Japan but they are part of a much larger corporation, – LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL Group; TSE code: 5938). This is their press release from 19th September 2019.
Tokyo, Japan – LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL Group; TSE code: 5938), maker of pioneering water and housing products, announced that it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
(DJSI World) for the first time and the DJSI Asia Pacific Index for the third consecutive year for its sustainability performance.
The DJSI World Index is comprised only of companies that rank within the top 10% of their industries and LIXIL Group is one of 33 Japanese companies that have earned a place on the index.
LIXIL Group’s inclusion in this highly-regarded index reflects the company’s progress in integrating sustainability in its overall business strategy, across its organization, and across its global operations.
Evaluated on its economic, environmental and social performance, LIXIL Group has improved its overall score this year compared to the previous years. This includes receiving higher marks in fields such as Supply Chain Management, Environmental Reporting, Operational Eco-Efficiency, Climate Strategy, Social Reporting, and Talent Attraction & Retention.
Kinya Seto, LIXIL Group President and CEO, commented, “Integrating environmental, social, and governance factors in our global business practices is critical to ensuring our long-term sustainability and delivering stakeholder value. It gives us a place and purpose in society. We are proud that LIXIL has been newly included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index this year, and are committed to improving on our performance year on year – to continuously improve who we are and contribute to the world around us.”
In addition, LIXIL also continues to be listed on the FTSE4Good Index Series, including the FTSE Blossom
Japan Index, as well as the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index.