JT is included in DJSI Asia Pacific for the seventh consecutive year

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) announces today that it has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the worldwide stock index for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investment(*1) for the seventh consecutive year.

The DJSI was created jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and SAM. It is a global sustainability benchmark and tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria.

From among approximately 600 major companies in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, 158 companies (82 Japanese companies) are included in the DJSI Asia Pacific this year.

The JT Group's sustainability strategy is formulated based on the 4S model(*2), our management principles, and encompasses our materiality analyses. The foundations of our sustainability strategy, which apply across the Group, are our “three absolute requirements for sustainability” – respect for human rights; an-improved social and environmental impact; and good governance and business standards.

“We are delighted to remain as a member of DJSI Asia Pacific for the seventh consecutive year. This clearly reflects our continued holistic approach to address social and environmental issues, particularly the development of sustainable growth of societies and climate change which both have a major impact on society and our business. We will continue our work to tackle the challenges and thus fulfill our social responsibility to help achieve a sustainable society.” said Kazuhito Yamashita, Member of the Board and Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Compliance and General Affairs.

The JT Group supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their related targets in the context of our own business and operational environments(*3). In order for our group to achieve sustainable growth, it is essential for us to contribute to the sustainable development of our society through our business activities. We will continue to engage with our stakeholders and make concerted efforts to ensure that we can all grow together to secure a sustainable future.

  • *1: An investment which considers companies’ sustainability dimensions including social, environmental and governance performance in addition to focusing on their financial performances.
  • *2: We strive to fulfill our responsibilities to our valued consumers, shareholders, employees and the wider society, carefully considering the respective interests of these four key stakeholder groups, and exceeding their expectations wherever we can.
  • *3: Please refer to for more details about our commitment to SDGs and the specific ways in which we can contribute to achieving some of the goals.


Japan Tobacco Inc. is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 130 countries. With approximately 62,000 employees, it manufactures and sells some of the world’s best-known brands including Winston, Camel, MEVIUS and LD. The JT Group is committed to investing in Reduced-Risk Products (RRP) and currently markets its tobacco vapor products under the Ploom brand and various e-cigarette products under its Logic brand. The Group is also present in the pharmaceutical and processed food businesses.

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