(IN SHORT) Japan Airlines (JAL) has achieved recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific Index) for the second consecutive year, attaining the highest score in the airline industry category. The DJSI is a renowned Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investment index that evaluates the sustainability efforts of over 13,000 global companies. JAL received the highest rating within the airline industry in various areas, including materiality, supply chain management, passenger safety, sustainable marketing, brand perception, and adherence to Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) recommendations. The airline has also been recognized in other ESG investment indexes and assessments, further solidifying its commitment to sustainability. JAL aims to continue its ESG efforts and address societal challenges as it strives to become a preferred and valued airline group in a future society characterized by the free movement of people and goods.
(PRESS RELEASE) Tokyo, Japan, 2023-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — JAL has been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific Index) for the second consecutive year, achieving the highest score in the airline industry. The DJSI is renowned ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investment index that comprehensively analyzes and evaluates corporate activities of over 13,000 leading global companies, selecting those that excel in sustainability across governance/economy, environment, and society. This recognition holds great significance for investors who prioritize corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
In this year’s assessment, JAL received the highest rating in various areas within the airline industry, including materiality, supply chain management, passenger safety, sustainable marketing and brand perception. The company also earned high marks for its disclosure based on the recommendations of the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD), efforts in respecting human rights, and human capital disclosure (*1).
Alongside its inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific Index for the second consecutive year, JAL has been constituent in various indexes such as the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, which are representative stock indexes for ESG investment indexes and ESG indices. Additionally, JAL has received recognition for its commitment to sustainable practices, being certified as ”Gold” by EcoVadis’ Sustainability Supply Chain Assessment, which places it among the top 5% of evaluated companies (*2).
Moving forward, JAL will continue to promote ESG management and address societal challenges through its business activities, with the aim of becoming the world’s most preferred and valued airline group in a future society characterized by the free movement of people and goods.
Source: Japan Airlines