External Assessments

Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Indices

The Mitsui Chemicals Group is listed as a constitute company in the following SRI indices (as of September 2016) based on evaluations of its initiatives aimed at the sustainable development of society and the Mitsui Chemicals Group.

FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE4Good Global Index was developed by FTSE Russell of the London Stock Exchange Group. This index selects companies based on evaluations of their initiatives in the areas of environmental management, climate change, human & labor rights, supply chainlabour standards, and countering bribery.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)

The first socially responsible investment index in Japan, MS-SRI consists of 150 leading Japanese companies that have been evaluated and selected by Morningstar Japan K.K. among enterprises listed on domestic stock exchanges.

SNAM Sustainability Index

Launched in 2012, the SNAM Sustainability Index is an investment index managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). 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.

Mitsui Chemicals received a special award from the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) under the DBJ Health Management Rating scheme

In March 2013, Mitsui Chemicals received a special award from the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) under the DBJ Health Management Rating scheme. Mitsui Chemicals was given the highest ranking and was recognized as a model company for health management, with attention drawn to the excellence of its initiatives for caring for the health of employees. One of the conditions of this financing scheme is that the company receiving the loan has excellent measures in place to manage the health of its employees, as evaluated by the Development Bank of Japan.

Chosen Number 1 in the Best CEO and Best Investor Relations Program Categories

A world renowned American financial magazine established in 1967, Institutional Investor announced on May 31, 2016 the selection of Mitsui Chemicals as No. 1 among 28 chemical companies in the Best CEO and Best Investor Relations Program categories within the 2016 All-Japan Executive Team.
Commencing this survey in 2013, Institutional Investor selects listed Japanese companies who engage in outstanding IR activities in 25 industries based on votes submitted by 570 global institutional investors and securities analysts. The Mitsui Chemicals Group will continue creating opportunities to interact with shareholders and investors in order to deepen understanding of its efforts to solve social problems through its business activities.