The Mitsui Chemicals Group is listed as a constitute company in the following ESG indices based on evaluations of its initiatives aimed at the sustainable development of society and the Mitsui Chemicals Group. (As of September 2020)
DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Indices) , the index developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices, United States, evaluates the corporate sustainability of the company from the economic, environmental, and social factors, and selects the leading sustainability-driven companies. DJSI Asia Pacific covers approximately 600 major companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and 148 companies have been selected in 2019.
FTSE4Good Index Series
FTSE4Good Global Index was developed by FTSE Russell of the London Stock Exchange Group. This index is designed to provide market participants with a tool to identify and measure the performance of companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to provide market participants with a tool to identify and measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Using the globally established FTSE4Good Index Inclusion Rules, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index has adopted concerns regarding ESG as its core assessment criteria. The index has been constructed to be industry neutral. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index has been selected as an ESG index of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
MSCI ESG Leaders Index
The MSCI ESG Leaders Index was established on the basis of MSCI ESG Research. This Index is a comprehensive measure that comprehensively reflects ESG risks in the market portfolio. The Index is also made up of companies with a relatively high ESG performance from a variety of industries.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index was established on the basis of MSCI ESG Research. This Index is a comprehensive measure that comprehensively reflects ESG risks in the market portfolio. The Index is also made up of companies with a relatively high ESG performance from a variety of industries. The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index has been selected as an ESG index of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) is made up of companies that actively promote the empowerment of women. These companies are selected from a variety of industries and exhibit high scores for gender diversity based on data regarding the employment of women disclosed in accordance with Japan’s Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) has been selected as an ESG index of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
SNAM Sustainability Index
Launched in 2012, the SOMPO Sustainability Index is an investment index managed by Sompo Asset Management Co.,Ltd.. Sustainable investments are socially responsible investment (SRI) funds for pension trusts and institutional investors that invest broadly in firms that have strong positive evaluation ratings in each of the environment, society, and governance fields. Considerable weight is placed on ESG evaluation ratings undertaken by research companies when selecting stocks for inclusion in the index which forms the basis for determining long-term investments.
Other Key External Assessments
Mitsui Chemicals Lands in Sustainability Ranking Selected as “Industry Mover” for RobecoSAM Sustainability Award 2020
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. 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. and RobecoSAM. 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 . 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.
The Mitsui Chemicals Group Receives the Gold Rank in EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment
The Mitsui Chemicals Group has been awarded a Gold rating in sustainability for the third consecutive year by EcoVadis . The Gold rating is given to companies that have scored in the top 5 percent of all evaluated companies. These evaluations are made in a comprehensive manner based on the four themes of Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. The Group scored particularly well in the categories of Environment and Labor & Human Rights. (Certification period to March 2021.)
EcoVadis uses proprietary criteria based on international sustainability standards to provide a highly trusted collaborative platform for evaluating organizations and companies on sustainability. With EcoVadis carrying out more than 65,000 companies evaluations across 160 countries and 200 industries to date, roughly 300 global companies make use of this platform for supply chain management purposes.
Mitsui Chemicals Selected as Semi-Nadeshiko Brand for Fiscal 2019
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. was selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) as a fiscal 2019 Semi Nadeshiko Brand, an enterprise that excels at encouraging women’s success in the workplace. METI and the TSE have been jointly undertaking the Nadeshiko Brand initiative since fiscal 2012, selecting TSE-listed companies that excel at encouraging women’s success in the workplace. For 2019, the roughly 3,600 companies listed on the TSE were assessed for their pro-diversity management to raise enterprise value and their publicity of these projects. Forty-six companies in each industry were selected as Nadeshiko Brands, and twenty companies were selected as Semi Nadeshiko Brands.
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