External Recognition

FTSE4Good Index Series / FTSE Blossom Japan Index

Sumitomo Corporation was selected as a constituent of FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index. (As of June 2019)

Published by FTSE Russell, an investment index calculator, FTSE4Good Index Series consists of companies with strong Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which is also provided by FTSE Russell, measures the performance of Japanese companies in terms of ESG practices. It has also been adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as an effective index for ESG investment.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

We were selected in S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, a global environmental stock index created by S&P Dow Jones Indices in the United States. (As of March 2019)

It is adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as an effective index for ESG investment.

SNAM: SNAM Sustainability Index

We were selected in the SNAM Sustainability Index managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). (As of June 2019)

The SNAM Sustainable Investment Fund, launched by SNAM in August 2012, is a socially responsible investment funds for pension trusts and institutional investors that invest broadly in companies having a strong positive evaluation for ESG performance.

CDP

In 2019, we were evaluated B (management level) in the Climate Change program, A (leadership level) in the Water Security program and A- (leadership level) in the Forests program by the CDP (*).

  • CDP:
    A UK-based global non-governmental organization (NGO) that discloses environmental information collected from companies and cities. CDP is supported by more than 520 global institutional investors representing a total of 96 trillion dollars in assets. The scale of CDP’s environmental survey is the world’s largest, with 8,400 companies responding in 2019. CDP ranks their responses into eight grades; A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, and D- once a year.

Please refer to the following page.

Topics : Sumitomo Corporation achieves place on ‘A List’ for corporate leadership in Water Security 2019

"Eruboshi" company on the basis of the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

In May 2016, we were certified as a second-highest class "Eruboshi" company in recognition of the effort to promote the active involvement of female employees on the basis of the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.

"Platinum Kurumin" as a company that provides superior childcare support

We were granted "Platinum Kurumin" certification in June 2015 by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in recognition of providing superior childcare support among the "Kurumin" certified companies.

Reforming and Diversifying Work Practices

In February 2018, were certified by METI as a “White 500” enterprise with outstanding health and productivity management for the third consecutive year.

Certified as a “Bronze” in “PRIDE INDEX”

In October 2019, we were certified as a “Bronze” in “PRIDE INDEX” in recognition of the effort to support sexual minorities including LGBT by a private organization “work with Pride”.

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