Evaluation by Society
ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investment involves the selection of investment targets through the evaluation of corporations based on conventional financial analyses and investment standards, as well as on how well they fulfill their social responsibilities. Mitsui has been selected for inclusion in major world ESG investment indices—the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the FTSE4Good Index Series. In addition, we were selected in the “Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection”, and as a “Nadeshiko Brand” company for being “exceptional in encouraging women’s success in the workplace”.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is a global stock index developed jointly by Dow Jones & Company in the U.S. and RobecoSAM AG in Switzerland. Major corporations around the world are evaluated in terms of their economic, environmental, and social performance. In 2016, 316 companies (which included 26 Japanese companies) were selected for the World Index and 146 companies (which included 68 Japanese companies) were selected for the Asia Pacific. Mitsui was selected for both the World Index and Asia Pacific in 2016.
RobecoSAM Sustainability Award
RobecoSAM carries out surveys and analyses for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. From each industry, it recommends companies that have undertaken outstanding environmental, social, and economic initiatives. A total of 466 companies (including 53 Japanese companies) were selected worldwide for the RobecoSAM Sustainability Awards 2017. In the Trading Companies & Distributors category, Mitsui was selected as one of the companies to be ranked Silver Class, which is awarded to companies that are within a 1%–5% range of the score of the Industry Leaders.
FTSE4Good Index Series
The FTSE4Good Index Series is a stock index developed by FTSE Russell, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange. FTSE Russell evaluates major corporations around the world from the aspects of environmental, social, and governance criteria, including the labor standards applied throughout their supply chains, as well as on the basis of corporate sustainability. It selects companies that satisfy its standards as constituents of the index.
Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection
The “Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection” is designated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange for companies that undertake strategic IT utilization initiatives, from among all the enterprises listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Mitsui was selected for the fiscal year ended March 2016 and the fiscal year ending March 2017.
The Nadeshiko Brand is a designation jointly awarded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) to companies listed on the First Section of the TSE that have shown excellence in promoting career advancement for women. Mitsui was awarded this status in the fiscal years ended March 2015 and March 2016.
Awards Received in the Past Five Years
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