The number of South Korean companies listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World increased from 21 last year to 23 this year. The average score of South Korean companies stood at 72.2, 4.1 percent lower than 75.3 of global leading companies. Accordingly, the domestic companies should focus more on sustainable management which is a main assessment.
According to the Korea Productivity Center on September 7, 320 out of 2,528 companies around the world, or 12.7 percent, were included in the 2017 DJSI World list. Three new domestic companies were listed on the list this year but one company failed to make the list. The three companies are Samsung C&T, Samsung Electronics and SK Innovation. Samsung Electronics, which had been included in the list for eight years in a row, couldn’t make the list last year but included again this year. SK Telecom and POSCO have been listed for more than 10 years in a row. Samsung Electro-Mechanics has been included for nine consecutive years, Samsung Securities, S-Oil, KT and Hyundai Engineering & Construction for eight consecutive years and Hyundai Mobis for seven consecutive years.
A total of 152 out of 614 companies, or 24.8 percent, were listed on the DJSI Asia/Pacific and 39 South Korean companies made the list this year, up 1 from last year. Samsung SDI, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Shinhan Financial Group, SK Telecom, LG Chem, KB Financial Group, KT, POSCO and Hyundai Steel have been included in the DJSI Asia/Pacific list for nine years in a row, while DGB Financial Group, Mirae Asset Daewoo, Samsung Securities, SK Hynix, S-Oil, LG Household & Health Care, LG Electronics, GS Engineering & Construction, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Hyundai Mobis have made the list for eight straight years.
Forth five out of 201 companies, or 22.4 percent, were included in the DJSI Korea list this year and Samsung C&T, Samsung Electronics, SK Innovation, SK Telecom, KT&G and Hyundai Motor were newly listed.