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External Recognition

MSCI: MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

Sumitomo Corporation was selected in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, consisting of companies that have the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) rated performance, created by MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital Investment) in the United States. (As of July 2017)

MSCI: MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

Our company was selected in the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index, consisting of companies with excellent gender diversity, created by MSCI in the United States. (As of July 2017)

SNAM: SNAM Sustainability Index

Our company was selected in the SNAM Sustainability Index managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). (As of July 2017)
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: Climate Performance Leadership Index

In 2017, Sumitomo Corporation was ranked B, the management level, in a survey on corporate climate change initiatives that CDP* conducted with 500 leading companies in Japan on behalf of institutional investors around the world.

  • CDP:
    A UK-based global non-profit organization that discloses environmental information collected from companies and cities. CDP is supported by more than 800 global institutional investors representing a total of 100 trillion dollars in assets. CDP holds primary environmental information on climate change, water, and forests, which are disclosed to help make strategic decisions on investments and policies. The scale of CDP’s environmental survey is the world’s largest, with 2,235 companies responding in 2017.

Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

In 2018, Sumitomo Corporation was ranked first place in the non-manufacturing sector trading company section by the Nikkei Environmental Management Survey, marking two consecutive years at the top.
The survey recognized Sumitomo Corporation’s continuous environmental management activities, which include: identification and disclosure of six material issues for achieving sustainable growth with society, including achieving harmony with the global environment; the renewable energy power generation business that is widely in operation in and outside Japan; environmental consideration in mining operations with awareness of biodiversity conservation; monitoring of electricity use and initiatives in line with a long-term reduction target; use of green power certificates; and reduction of water consumption and waste generation.
The survey assessed the achievement of improvements related to management efficiency and environmental measures, such as a reduction in greenhouse gases and waste, by performing a comprehensive analysis of corporate environmental management. Each company was assessed based on the total score of the following four criteria: structure of promoting environmental management, measures against global warming, anti-pollution and biodiversity measures, and resource recycling.