Evaluation by Society
Our selection for inclusion in major ESG investment indices in and outside Japan indicates that we are highly evaluated by society.
FTSE4Good Index Series / FTSE Blossom Japan Index / FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
We have been selected as a constituent stock of the FTSE4Good Index, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index.
The FTSE4Good Index Series is a series of stock indexes 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 perspective 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.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index and Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index are designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. The index is adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan as a core ESG benchmark for its passive investments, and Mitsui has been selected in the index having fulfilled the index criteria.
FTSE Russell (a registered trademark of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) certifies that Mitsui & Co. has met the requirements for inclusion in the FTSE 4Good Index, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index as a result of independent research, and has become a constituent of these indices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is compiled by FTSE Russell, a global index provider, and is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Blossom Japan Index and the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index are widely used to create and evaluate sustainable investment funds and other financial products.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index / MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
We have been selected for the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN).
Developed based on ESG research by MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital Investment), which is used by more than 1,000 companies worldwide, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is an ESG index that comprehensively reflects ESG risks in market portfolios and incorporates stocks with relatively superior ESG ratings within their industry sectors.
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index was also developed by MSCI, and is a selection of Japanese companies from each industry that represent high gender diversity.
These indices were both adopted by GPIF as its latest passive ESG investment management benchmark, and Mitsui has met the selection criteria for the index and is selected as a stock.
THE INCLUSION OF MITSUI & CO., LTD. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF MITSUI & CO., LTD. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
We have been selected as a constituent stock of the World Index and Asia Pacific Index in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are global stock indexes developed jointly by S&P Group member 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.
Based on our response to the questionnaire carried out in 2021, we were selected for the World Index and the Asia Pacific Index.
Evaluations and Awards
We have been recognized by ESG ratings agencies, media, and government agencies in Japan and abroad.
S&P Global Sustainability Award
Each year, S&P Global evaluates the sustainability of the world's leading companies in the three dimensions of economy, environment and society, and rates companies with excellent evaluation results in each industry as Gold, Silver, or Bronze according to their scores. Mitsui received a Bronze Class rating in the Trading Companies and Distributors Industry.
CDP is an ESG evaluation program that urges leading companies (in terms of market capitalization) in major countries to disclose their climate change strategies and greenhouse gas emissions. Replies from such companies, together with their scores, are provided to institutional investors. Mitsui has been responding to the questionnaire since 2011. Based on our response to the questionnaire carried out in 2021, we received the following scores: Climate Change: B, Water Security: B-, Forests (timber): B.
Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings
Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings is an ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Risk Rating provided by Sustainalytics to world's leading corporations, lenders, and banks to measure their exposure to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those risks.
In March 2022, Mitsui was assessed to be at Low Risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.
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Since the fiscal year ended March 2013, METI and the TSE have been jointly selecting TSE-listed outstanding enterprises that encourage women's success in the workplace as "Nadeshiko Brands." Since the fiscal year ended March 2015, Mitsui has been selected as a Nadeshiko or Semi-Nadeshiko Brand company for 8 consecutive years.
Nadeshiko Brand selection: Fiscal years ended March 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021
Semi-Nadeshiko Brand selection: Fiscal years ended March 2017, 2019 and 2022
Eruboshi (L Star)
The Eruboshi system certifies companies that have submitted notifications under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace (Promotion of Women's Career Activities Act) promulgated on April 1, 2016, and that meet the specific standards and are regarded as implementing outstanding initiatives to promote the advancement of women in the workplace. Mitsui was certified as having achieved the second of three levels under the Eruboshi system.
Kurumin certification is awarded to companies that support child raising. The certification requires that the company (1) has formulated a general employers action plan under The Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children and (2) has achieved targets set in the plan while satisfying certain requirements, and is available on an application basis. In recognition of our efforts to promote the use of support systems for balancing work and home life, along with other initiatives, in 2022 Mitsui received Platinum Kurumin certification, as an excellent company that supports child-raising.
Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
Through this program, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi jointly recognize large companies and small- to medium-sized enterprises that have been implementing excellent health management, based on measures in line with local health problems and the health promotion initiatives pursued by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi. Mitsui has been recognized as one of the Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations under the initiative "White 500" for six consecutive years.
Japan Investor Relations Association (JIRA) IR Grand Prix
Mitsui was awarded its first IR Grand Prix Award at the 26th IR Awards 2021, hosted by JIRA. We were previously a recipient of the Best IR Award in 2008, 2018 and 2019, and the IR Special Award in 2014.
Securities Analysts Association Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure
Mitsui was selected by The Securities Analysts Association of Japan for the top award in the Commerce Industry Category at the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure. This is the sixth time in total and the fifth year running that we have received this award.
Daiwa Investor Relations "Internet IR Award" Excellence Award, and Sustainability Category Grand Prize
Mitsui received the Excellence Award at the "2020 Internet IR Awards" and "2021 Internet IR Awards" hosted by Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd. We also received the Grand Prize in the Sustainability Category, which was newly established in 2021.
|FY Mar/2020||Received the Award for Excellence at the 22nd Nikkei Annual Report Awards (2019) by Nikkei, Inc.|
|Received Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister's Prize in the Corporate Youth Experience Promotion Awards of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Mitsui SASUGAKU Academy)|
|FY Mar/2019||Received the Award for Excellence at the 21st Nikkei Annual Report Awards (2018) by Nikkei, Inc.|
|Received Award of Merit in the Environmental Report section of the Environmental Communication Awards 2018 by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment|
|Received the Judging Panel's Incentive Prize in the Corporate Youth Experience Promotion Awards of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Mitsui SASUGAKU Academy)|
|FY Mar/2018||Received the Award for Excellence at the 20th Nikkei Annual Report Awards (2017) by Nikkei, Inc.|
|Received the Judging Panel's Special Prize in the Corporate Youth Experience Promotion Awards of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Mitsui SASUGAKU Academy)|