CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trend Micro has been selected to be a member of a new Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes that is comprised of leading, highly sustainable companies from the developed markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Indexes were first published in January 2009 and track the sustainability-performance of the top 20 percent of major 600 Asia-Pacific countries listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.
In addition, for the sixth consecutive year, Trend Micro was also listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes. The World Indexes comprise more than 300 companies that represent the top 10 percent of the leading sustainability companies out of the biggest 2500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, which were launched in 1999, are the first global indexes to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies around the world. According to Swiss-based SAM Group (Sustainable Asset Management), the partner of the Dow Jones Indexes, the annual review is based on a number of factors, including a thorough assessment of a company's economic, environmental and social performance.
Organizations are assessed based on corporate governance, environmental and social reporting, customer relationship management, strategic planning, risk and crisis management, and talent retention. These and other factors collectively suggest the quality of a company's overall stability, and long-term value for shareholders.
"We are honored to be selected as a member of the Asia-Pacific index and to be listed, for the sixth consecutive year, on the World Index," said Mahendra Negi, chief financial officer of Trend Micro. "Strategic vision, technological innovation, financial strength, and social and corporate responsibility will continue to be our focus, as well as the expectations of our customers and shareholders."
For 2008, Trend Micro posted consolidated net sales of 101,707 million Yen (or U.S. $985 million, 103.25JPY=1USD), representing an annual growth rate of 2 percent. Trend Micro is a known leader in the advancement of integrated threat management technology to protect personal information and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the latest emerging security threats. Ever the innovator, the company is now leading the security industry towards cloud-client technology with the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, a next-generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web threats.
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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Visit TrendWatch at www.trendmicro.com/go/trendwatch to learn more about the latest threats. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit www.trendmicro.com.
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