Kao Corporation today announced its inclusion in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index, a world- renowned socially responsible investment (SRI) index, for the second year in a row and the fourth time total.
The Euronext Vigeo Eiris World Index 120 is offered cooperatively by NYSE Euronext (USA), which runs a large number of securities exchanges in the United States and Europe, and Vigeo Eiris (France and UK), which is a global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research. The index is composed of the 120 highest-ranking listed companies from the viewpoint of environment, social, and governance in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region, 15 companies of which are headquartered in Japan.
Under the slogan "Transforming Ourselves to Drive Change," Kao embarked on the Kao Group Mid-term Plan 2020 (K20) in 2017. In 2018, the second year of K20, Kao is engaging in activities that create positive impact on the environment and society through sound governance (ESG activities) more actively than ever to ensure profitable business growth and the sustainability of the world.