Minor International Public Company Limited ("MINT") announced today that it has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI) in the Consumer Services sector.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices track the performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental, governance and social performance factors. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices. Each year, over 3,000 publicly traded companies are invited to participate in this corporate sustainability assessment and MINT's inclusion is an evidence of our continued progress in delivering our sustainability strategy.
William E Heinecke, Chairman and Group CEO of MINT commented, "We are honored to be included in this highly-respected index for the first time this year. With the ever changing economic conditions, increasing competition, as well as the current political situation, MINT put great emphasis on the importance of sustainability development and being a responsible corporate citizen. To build a profitable and sustainable business, we must ensure that near term and long term interests of our numerous stakeholders are all considered. We are committed to our sustainability program and we look forward to being included in this index for many years to come. "
For more information on Minor International's sustainability story, please visit www.minorinternational.com.
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About Minor International: MINT is a global company focused on three primary businesses including restaurants, hotels and lifestyle brands distribution. MINT is one of Asia's largest restaurant companies with over 1,500 outlets operating system-wide in 20 countries under The Pizza Company, Swensen's, Sizzler, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Thai Express, The Coffee Club, Ribs and Rumps and Riverside brands. MINT is also a hotel owner, operator and investor with a portfolio of 118 hotels and serviced suites under the Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Per AQUUM, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Maldives, Vietnam, Tanzania, Kenya, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique. MINT is one of Thailand's largest distributors of lifestyle brands focusing primarily on fashion, cosmetics and contract manufacturing. Its brands include Gap, Esprit, Bossini, Charles & Keith, Pedro, Red Earth, Tumi, Zwilling J.A. Henckels, ETL Learning and Mysale. For more information, please visit www.minorinternational.com.
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