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 indexes are used to benchmark responsible investment. Being a highly sustainable company, Sysmex has been selected for numerous sustainability indexes and rankings.
  • Dow Jones Sustainability World Index(from fiscal 2016)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index(from fiscal 2012)
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
An ESG investment index developed though collaboration between the S&P Dow Jones Indices of the United States and Robeco SAM of Switzerland. 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 argets listed companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • FTSE4Good Index(from 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 Indexfrom fiscal 2017
 
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
FTSE Russell of the United Kingdom selects Japanese companies based on superior responses relating to ESG matters. The index uses FTSE4Good standards derived from international standards, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
  • MSCI ESG Leaders Indexesfrom fiscal 2011
  • MSCI SRI Indexesfrom fiscal 2013
 
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
An ESG investment index developed by MCSI Inc. (Morgan Stanley Capital International), 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 indexes based on the industry characteristics of the companies it targets.
 
  • MCSI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index(from 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, and from fiscal 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 (from 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).
  • ISS ESG Prime Status (from fiscal 2019)
 
ISS ESG
Sustainability performance rated by ISS ESG, an ESG investment solutions business unit of the world's leading proxy advisory firm, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) of the U.S. Only companies rated highly in terms of ESG in selected sectors are awarded the Prime status.
  • Ethibel Excellence(from fiscal 2011)
  • Ethibel Pioneer(from 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, Pioneer and Excellence. Companies in the Pioneer index are selected from among those deemed best in the Excellence index.
  • Ethibel Sustainability Index(ESI)(from 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(from fiscal 2018)
 
Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index
This is an index developed through collaboration between NYSE Euronext (United States), which operates a number of security exchanges in the United States and Europe, and Vigeo Eiris (France and the United Kingdom), an ESG research company. The index, which covers Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region, selects for inclusion 120 companies demonstrating superior ESG initiatives.
  • SOMPO Sustainability Index (from 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.

Other Evaluations and Commendations by Third Parties

Fiscal 2017 - 2019 Performance Data
 

2020

February
  • Received the Award for Excellence at the 23rd Environmental Communication Awards (the Environmental Report Category) for the Sysmex Sustainability Data Book 2019.
  • Recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for excellence in health management as among the “Companies that Excel in Health and Productivity Management 2020” (White 500).

2019

November
  • Received awards at the 2019 Kinki Local Commendations for Innovations.
  • Received the HL7 Standards Implementer Award for the contribution to HL7, standards for exchanged information about health and healthcare (Sysmex New Zealand).
September
  • Received the Silver Medal for the Best Customer Training Program at the Excellence in Learning Awards 2019, hosted by the Brandon Hall Group (Sysmex Europe).
July
  • Received the 44th Inoue Harushige Prize for “Hepatic fibrosis diagnostic technology using a new glycosylation marker.”
May
  • Ranked 8th in the medical devices category in “Top Employer SME 2019,” sponsored by FOCUS-Business (Sysmex Europe).
April
  • Awarded for Outstanding Contributions to the Economy by the Pudong District in Shanghai (Sysmex Shanghai).
  • Received “Supplier Excellence Awards,” sponsored by Quest Diagnostics (Sysmex America).
March
  • Selected as a finalist for the NZHIT Innovation Awards (Sysmex New Zealand).
  • Selected for the “Companies That Care Honor Roll 2019” (Sysmex America).
February
  • Recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for excellence in health management as among the “Companies that Excel in Health and Productivity Management 2019” (White 500).
  • Received the Award for Excellence at the 22nd Environmental Communication Awards (the Environmental Report Category) for the Sysmex Sustainability Report 2018.

2018

December
  • Won the Encouragement Prize in the 6th WICI Japan Award for Excellence in Integrated Reporting.
November
  • Received awards at the 2018 Kinki Local Commendations for Innovations.
  • Ranked 9th in “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2018,” published by the Harvard Business Review.
October
  • Sysmex Malaysia rated among the “HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2018.”
  • Selected as a “Great Place to Work” (Korea Top 100) (Sysmex Korea).
May
  • Received the “Medal with Purple Ribbon,” a spring 2018 medal of honor.
March
  • Selected for the “Companies That Care Honor Roll 2018” (Sysmex America).
  • Recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for excellence in health management as among the “Companies that Excel in Health and Productivity Management 2018” (White 500).
February
  • Received the Award for Excellence at the 21st Environmental Communication Awards (the Environmental Report Category) for the Sysmex Sustainability Report 2017.

2017

November
  • Our super-resolution fluorescence microscope received the Good Design Gold Award 2017.
  • Ranked 18th in “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2017”, published by the Harvard Business Review.
October
  • Sysmex Asia Pacific selected as among the “HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2017.”
August
  • Ranked 27th in Forbes’ “The World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies”.
June
  • Received the “Work & Family in 2017 Award” (Sysmex Europe).
April
  • Received the “Fiscal 2017 Commendation for Science and Technology” from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Prize for Science and Technology.