Mitsui Chemicals Lands in Sustainability Ranking
of S&P Global and RobecoSAM Selected as “Industry Mover” for RobecoSAM Sustainability Award 2020

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2020.02.12

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa) today announced that it has been selected out of 108 global chemical companies as an “Industry Mover” in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Award 2020, a global sustainability ranking run by S&P Global Inc.*1 and RobecoSAM*2.

Each year, S&P Global and RobecoSAM rank companies from around the world on their sustainability from economic, environmental and social perspectives, publishing the results of this in The Sustainability Yearbook*3. The Industry Mover title is given to only one company in each industry, serving to highlight those companies who both score in the top 15 percent and achieve the largest year-on-year improvement of any company in their industry. This year saw more than 4,700 companies evaluated, with Mitsui Chemicals included among 55 companies from across 61 industries to be recognized as an Industry Mover.

Mitsui Chemicals received a particularly good score regarding Innovation Management, Climate Strategy and Water Related Risks. This follows the company having now been selected for two years running as part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific, a global benchmark run by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and RobecoSAM for the purpose of measuring environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments.

Increasing pressure is being placed on companies to help solve societal issues by way of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other such measures. Amid this, Mitsui Chemicals recognizes that the chemical industry plays a crucial role in building foundations and innovation in society, giving the industry a major responsibility when it comes to building a sustainable society.

To help realize a future cohesive society in harmony with the environment, as well as health and well-being in an aging society, the Mitsui Chemicals Group is looking to deepen its efforts to create societal value. This includes providing Blue Value™ products and services, which come in aim of contributing to the environment, and Rose Value™ products and services, which come in aim of improving quality of life (QOL) *4. Through these efforts and more, the Mitsui Chemicals Group is striving to advance a sustainable future both for itself and for society as a whole.

*1S&P Global
S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, offering deep data and insights on critical business factors including ESG.

*2RobecoSAM
RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainable investing.
It provides asset management, impact analysis and investing, sustainability assessments, as well as ESG data, ratings and benchmarking.
Since 1999 and together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM has published the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

*3The Sustainability Yearbook https://yearbook.robecosam.com/

*4Blue Value™ and Rose Value™
https://jp.mitsuichemicals.com/en/sustainability/mci_sustainability/contribution_value/index.htm
Our Blue Value™ and Rose Value™ help visualize the contributions our products and services make to the environment and society, enabling us to share those values with stakeholders so we can realize a future cohesive society in harmony with the environment, as well as health and well-being in an aging society.