Mitsui Chemicals Included on Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific for Fourth Straight Year

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2021.12.17

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: HASHIMOTO Osamu) today announced that it has again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)*1, a global benchmark for measuring environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. Having first been added to the DJSI Asia Pacific in 2018, Mitsui Chemicals has now managed to maintain its listing here for a fourth consecutive year following the index’s annual review for 2021.

Developed by U.S.-based company S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, the DJSI evaluates corporate sustainability on the basis of economic, environmental and social factors to select the leading sustainability-driven companies. The DJSI Asia Pacific covers approximately 600 major companies in the Asia–Pacific region, with 153 companies – including 77 Japanese companies – having been selected in 2021.

On top of its inclusion here, Mitsui Chemicals has been selected as part of the FTSE4Good Index Series and the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, both of which are global investment indices similar to the DJSI. Mitsui Chemicals also has been chosen to feature in four other stock indices utilized by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest retirement scheme. These are the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) and the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index.

Recognizing that the chemical industry shoulders the foundations of society and innovation – and as such has a major responsibility to work toward a sustainable society – the Mitsui Chemicals Group is actively endeavoring to employ ESG criteria within its management and strategies. To realize its aim of creating a circular society in harmony with the environment, an inclusive society creating diverse value and a comfortable society in which people can enjoy healty lives and well-being Mitsui Chemicals is deepening its efforts to create social value. This includes providing Blue Value™ products and services, which are aimed at contributing to the environment, and Rose Value™ products and services, which serve to improve quality of life (QOL).*2

Please see the ESG Indices*3 for more information on each ESG index including the Mitsui Chemicals Group, and the Mitsui Chemicals Group ESG Report 2021 on our sustainability site*4 for more information on the group’s ESG initiatives.

※1Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

※2Blue Value™ Environmental Contribution Value and Rose Value™ QOL Improvement Contribution Value
Our Blue Value™ and Rose Value™ help visualize the contributions our products and services make to the environment and society and enable us to share those values with stakeholders. We evaluate our products and services that make significant contributions to the environment or improvements to QOL and certified them as Blue Value™ and Rose Value™ products respectively by checking application-specific contributions at each stage of the product lifecycle.

※3ESG Indices

※4Mitsui Chemicals Group ESG Report 2021