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.
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.
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.
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. Iyo was selected for the fiscal year ended March 2016 and the fiscal year ending March 2017.
The 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.
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