Yokogawa Electric Corporation has been selected by Sustainability Asset Management (SAM) for inclusion in the Sustainability Yearbook 2011, which was published on February 28, and has been awarded the title of Sector Mover in the electronic equipment sector. Based in Switzerland, SAM provides a range of services including the gathering and analysis of company data for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), a global socially responsible investment (SRI) index.
Each year, the 2,500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index are invited to participate in SAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Following an assessment of economic, environmental, and social aspects, just 409 companies in 58 sectors were declared eligible for inclusion in this year’s edition of the Sustainability Yearbook. A total of 41 Japanese companies were selected this year.
The award of the Sector Mover title to Yokogawa recognizes that the company achieved the greatest proportional improvement in its sector over the past year.
Yokogawa will continue to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable society through business activities that are based on the following corporate philosophy: “As a company, our goal is to contribute to society through broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. Individually, Yokogawa aim to combine good citizenship with the courage to innovate.”
Yokogawa's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 80 companies spans 54 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$3 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,200 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit yokogawa.com/.