Evaluation by Society
Our selection for inclusion in major ESG investment indices in and outside Japan indicates that we are highly evaluated by society.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are global stock indexes 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 the fiscal year ended March 2020, 318 companies (which included 34 Japanese companies) including Mitsui were selected for the World Index.
FTSE4Good Index Series
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. Mitsui has fulfilled the index criteria, and has continually been selected in the FTSE4 Good Index Series since 2004.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. The index uses FTSE Russell's ESG Ratings data model, which draws on existing international ESG standards such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan as a core ESG benchmark for its passive investments. Mitsui fulfilled the criteria of the index and was selected in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index.
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
Developed by Morgan Stanley Capital Investment (MSCI), the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index is adopted by GPIF as a tracking benchmark for its passive ESG investment. The index is a selection of Japanese companies from each industry that represent high gender diversity. Mitsui fulfilled the criteria of the index and was selected in the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index.
The inclusion of Mitsui 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 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.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
The 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 the fiscal year ended March 2012. In the fiscal year ended March 2020, Mitsui was granted the rating "Management Level B" in relation to both climate change and water security.
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 (TSE) from among the companies listed on the TSE on the basis of outstanding IT utilization initiatives. Mitsui has been selected for five consecutive years since the launch of the award in 2015. For the selection in 2019, high evaluation was given to: development of IT utilization from Mitsui's wide-ranging business to sport, entertainment, and other various areas, including the initiatives to establish digital twins for improving productivity of large business assets, such as energy facilities, power plants, vessels, and manufacturing lines, and to utilize collected data, as well as the establishment of a dynamic pricing company; and company-wide measures to realize work-style innovation through utilization of IT tools.
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 7 consecutive years.
Nadeshiko Brand selection: Fiscal years ended March 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021
Semi-Nadeshiko Brand selection: Fiscal years ended March 2017 and 2019
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 given to "child-raising supporting companies" on an application basis. 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. Mitsui has been certified by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a company actively providing childcare support, three times in 2008, 2011, and 2015, acquiring the next-generation development logo, "Kurumin."
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 five consecutive years.
Awards Received in Past Five Years
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