Sustainability

Evaluations and Results Related to Sustainability

Selection for Global Sustainability Indexes

A growing number of investors are evaluating companies’ sustainability not only from a financial perspective, but also from non-financial environmental, social, and governance (ESG) perspectives, with the aim of responsible investment from a long-term viewpoint. Around the world, a number of sustainability indices are used to benchmark responsible investment. Being a highly sustainable company, Sysmex has been selected for numerous sustainability indices and rankings.
  • Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (fiscal 2016–)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (fiscal 2012–)
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
An ESG investment index published by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the U.S. This index evaluates corporate sustainability from the perspectives of the economy, the environment, and society.
The selected companies are expected to achieve long-term sustainable growth based on comprehensive advanced initiatives. The World Index targets the world’s listed companies, while the Asia Pacific Index targets listed companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • FTSE4Good Index (fiscal 2008–)
 
FTSE4Good Index
An ESG investment index announced by FTSE Russel, of the London Stock Exchange Group of the United Kingdom. Excellent companies are selected based on an evaluation of ESG information disclosed by such companies to the general public.
  • FTSE Blossom Japan Index (fiscal 2017–)
 
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
FTSE Russell of the United Kingdom selects Japanese companies based on superior responses related to ESG matters. The index uses FTSE4Good standards derived from international standards, such as SDGs.
  • MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes (fiscal 2011–)
  • MSCI SRI Indexes (fiscal 2013–)
 
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
An ESG investment index developed by MCSI Inc. of the U.S. Morgan Stanley Group. Companies are selected based on an evaluation that includes a focus on ESG issues considered important by various indices based on the industry characteristics of the companies it targets.
 
  • MCSI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index (fiscal 2017–)
 
MCSI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
An ESG investment index of MSCI of the United States. This index selects companies with relatively high ESG ratings in individual sectors from among the top 500 Japanese stocks by market capitalization.
  • MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)  (fiscal 2017, 2019-)
 
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
An ESG investment index of MSCI of the United States. The index selects, from among the top 500 Japanese stocks by market capitalization in various sectors, companies that excel in gender diversity.
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index (fiscal 2018–)
 
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index (from fiscal 2018)
An index, developed by the S&P Dow Jones Indices of the United States, determines investment weights for stocks in the TOPIX (Tokyo Stock Price Index) universe, based on the levels of environmental information disclosure and carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per unit of revenue).
  • “Prime” status given by ISS ESG (fiscal 2019–)
 
ISS ESG
Assessment for sustainability ratings provided by ISS ESG (ESG investment solutions unit of U.S. company Institutional Shareholder Services, the world’s leading proxy advisory firm). Companies that are highly evaluated from ESG perspectives are recognized as “Prime”.
  • Ethibel Excellence (fiscal 2011–)
  • Ethibel Pioneer (fiscal 2014–)
 
Ethibel Excellence
An index developed by Forum Ethibel, a Belgian non-profit organization. Companies are selected that exhibit high performance from the perspective of corporate social responsibility. The index includes two sub-indexes, Excellence and Pioneer. Companies in the Pioneer index are selected from among those deemed best in the Excellence index.
  • Ethibel Sustainability Index(ESI) (fiscal 2015–)
 
Ethibel Sustainability Index(ESI)
This index comprises companies selected for Ethibel Excellence, based on conditions such as floating market capitalization.
  • Global 100 (100 most sustainable corporations in the world)  (2012, 2016, 2017, and 2021)
Global 100
The 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, selected by the Canada-based Corporate Knights. The selections are announced during the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index (fiscal 2018–)
 
Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index
This is a stock price index developed by Euronext, which operates several security exchanges in Europe, and Vigeo Eiris, an ESG research company. It is comprised of the top 120 companies demonstrating superior ESG initiatives, selected from 1,500 major corporations in Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • SOMPO Sustainability Index (fiscal 2018–)
 
SOMPO Sustainability Index
This index was established by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. The index selects approximately 300 companies that excel in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.
 

Recognition and Awards from External Organizations

For Activities toward a Better Society

  • Selected as a Winner of New Diversity Management Selection 100 (fiscal 2020)
    Selected as a Winner of New Diversity Management Selection 100 (fiscal 2020)
  • Received “Kurumin” - Next-generation Support Certification Logo (fiscal 2011-)
    Received “Kurumin” - Next-generation Support Certification Logo (fiscal 2011-)
  • Recognized as a Company Excelling in Health and Productivity Management (fiscal 2017-)
    Recognized as a Company Excelling in Health and Productivity Management (fiscal 2017-)
  • Received Level-3 Eruboshi Certification as an Excellent Company Based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace (fiscal 2016-)
    Received Level-3 Eruboshi Certification as an Excellent Company Based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace (fiscal 2016-)

For Environmental Activities

  • Received Award for Excellence in the Environmental Report Category at Environmental Communication Awards (fiscal 2016 - 2019)
  • This awards program, co-hosted by the Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum, recognizes excellent environmental reports. It is aimed at encouraging business operators and other organizations to take initiatives on environmental management and environment-related communication, and helping to improve the quality of environmental information disclosed by such organizations.

For IR Activities

  • Named “Most Honored Company” in “2021 All-Japan Executive Team” by Institutional Investor
  • Institutional Investor, a major U.S. investment magazine, names Japanese companies that conduct excellent investor relations activities, based on voting by institutional investors and security analysts around the world.

  • Received International ARC Awards (Gold Award in fiscal 2010 and 2017; Bronze Award in fiscal 2011 and 2016; and Grand Award in fiscal 2020)
  • The International ARC Awards is the world’s largest annual report competition and is hosted by MerComm, Inc., an independent U.S. awards organization. In the fiscal 2020 competition, which attracted 1,690 entries from 29 countries, Sysmex received the top accolade: the Grand Award.

  • Encouragement Prize in the WICI Japan Award for Excellence in Integrated Reporting (fiscal 2018)
  • This awards program was established by WICI Japan, the Japanese arm of the World Intellectual Capital/Assets Initiative (WICI), to promote wider use of integrated reporting in Japan as encouraged by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

  • Received IR Awards from Japan Investor Relations Association (IR Award for Small- to Medium- Capitalization Companies in fiscal 2004; Best IR Award in fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2011; and IR Grand Prix Award in fiscal 2015)
  • The Japan Investor Relations Association selects as award recipients companies that have a profound understanding of the purpose of IR, proactively engage in IR activities, and have achieved outstanding results, such as earning strong support from market participants.

  • Selected by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure by Securities Analysts (Ranked First in 2015 Awards for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure (Pharmaceuticals Category), Ranked First for Excellence in Disclosure to Individual Investors)
  • The Securities Analysts Association of Japan selects award recipients based on objective review criteria that determine the relative excellence of companies’ disclosure practices in terms of quality, quantity, timing, and other factors, from the standpoint of securities analysts who are expert users of corporate information.