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.

SOMPO Sustainability Index

We were selected in the SOMPO Sustainability Index managed by SOMPO Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“SOMPO Asset Management”) (As of June 2020)

The SOMPO Sustainable Management, launched by SOMPO Asset Management 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.


In 2020, 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 515 global institutional investors representing a total of 106 trillion dollars in assets. The scale of CDP’s environmental survey is the world’s largest, with 9,600 companies responding in 2020. CDP ranks their responses into eight grades; A, A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, and D- once a year.

Zero-Emission Challenge

In October 2020, we were included in a “List of Companies Taking on the Zero-Emission Challenge” published by METI as a company that is paving the way to realization of a decarbonized society by taking advantage of innovations.

"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”.

Telework Pioneer 100

We were selected for inclusion in the Top Hundred Telework Pioneers for FY2019 by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). Through Top Hundred Telework Pioneers, MIC recognizes companies and organizations with sufficient achievements that are advancing the introduction and utilization of telecommuting.

Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock) 2020

We have been selected as a Digital Transformation Stock (DX Stock) 2020 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The DX Stock program aims to recognize companies that have dramatically reformed their business models through the use of digital technology in order to achieve new growth and enhance competitiveness. We have been highly evaluated for our extensive efforts toward the digital age and for the deep penetration of DX into our corporate culture.