External evaluations

Inclusion in ESG indexes

As an adjunct to ESG evaluations by FTSE Russell, this index was designed for measuring the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance of Japanese companies. It performs screening using assessments of the magnitude of environmental impacts and of companies' management of climate change risks.

Our company has been selected for inclusion since 2022.

This index is composed of companies that offer high appeal to investors and that meet requirements of global investment standards, including efficient use of capital and investor-focused management perspectives. It is calculated by JPX Market Innovation & Research, Inc. and Nikkei Inc.

This index was developed by JPX Market Innovation & Research, Inc. From among top-ranked stocks by market capitalization listed on the TSE Prime Market, it selects leading Japanese companies that are expected to create value  on the basis of two measures of value creation: 1) return on capital based on financial results, and 2) market valuation based on future information and non-financial information.  

Taking the TOPIX stock index that indicates trends in the Japanese market as its universe, this index determines the weighting of constituent stocks based on companies' state of disclosure of environmental information and level of carbon efficiency (carbon emissions volume per unit of sales).

Implemented jointly by UK-based Financial Times and German research firm Statista, it is based on degree of greenhouse gas reduction (change in emissions relative to sales) by companies headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as on the companies' Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) scoring, Science Based Targets (SBT) accreditation, etc. Our company was selected as one of the top 275 companies.

Other external evaluations

Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (White 500)

Jointly administered by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Nippon Kenko Kaigi , the Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization Recognition Program selects large corporations that practice outstanding health and productivity management. Our company has been awarded certification for six consecutive years since 2018. 

Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings

This index evaluates the status of action toward manageable industry-specific risks to which companies are exposed, in ESG (environmental, social, and governance) risk assessments provided to institutional investors by international ESG rating firm Sustainalytics.

Our company is rated "Low Risk" for significant financial impacts due to ESG factors.