Sysmex Corporation has been selected for inclusion in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index for the fifth consecutive year, and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) for the third consecutive year. Also selected for the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, we are listed as a constituent of all the ESG investment indices adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
Looking at leading global indices, we have also been selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series for 14 consecutive years as well as the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes and the MSCI SRI Indexes for multiple consecutive years.
In fiscal 2017, Sysmex identified priority issues (materiality) to realize a sustainable society and achieve sustainable growth for the Group. Given the subsequent changes in economic, environmental, and social issues, we updated our materiality and sustainability targets in fiscal 2021, which have been incorporated into action plans and activities by each division. Meanwhile, in fiscal 2020, we expressed our support for recommendations as set forth by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), in a move to enhance our responses to the challenges of climate change and provide enhanced disclosures.
Going forward, we will continue to promote our corporate management with due consideration given to ESG in the aim of creating a sustainable society.