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 2017) 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 chain labor standards, and preventing bribery.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to provide market participants with a tool to identify and measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Using the globally established FTSE4Good Index Inclusion Rules, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index has adopted concerns regarding ESG as its core assessment criteria. The index has been constructed to be industry neutral.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index has been selected as an ESG index of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index was established on the basis of MSCI ESG Research. This Index is a comprehensive measure that comprehensively reflects ESG risks in the market portfolio. The Index is also made up of companies with a relatively high ESG performance from a variety of industries.
The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index has been selected as an ESG index of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) is made up of companies that actively promote the empowerment of women. These companies are selected from a variety of industries and exhibit high scores for gender diversity based on data regarding the employment of women disclosed in accordance with Japan’s Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) has been selected as an ESG index of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

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 indexmanaged 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.

Other Key External Assessments

Mitsui Chemicals Receives the Top Gold Rank in Eco Vadis Supplier Survey

EcoVadis operates shared platforms that enable companies to monitor the sustainability of their suppliers. Covering 150 commodities and 110 countries, EcoVadis assesses the sustainability of suppliers based on their activities across four themes: environment, fair labor practices, ethics/fair business practices, and supply chain, with numerous global companies applying survey results to their supplier screening activities. The Mitsui Chemicals Group received the highest survey rank of Gold from EcoVadis. The Gold rank is given to companies with overall scores in the top fifth percentile.

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.

Mitsui Chemicals Selected as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management — White 500 Company

Mitsui Chemicals was selected under Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management―White 500, a program operated jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
Excellent Enterprises of Health and Productivity Management―White 500 program honors large companies that practice excellent health-oriented management in conjunction with their health insurance providers. Launched in fiscal 2016, this certification program is operated jointly with METI and Nippon Kenko Kaigi (which is comprised financial/medical organizations and local government leaders) with the aim of expanding healthy management practices.