FTSE4Good Index Series

This index is designed to measure the performance of companies that take a robust approach to addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Distinguished by its emphasis on highly transparent management techniques and adoption of clearly defined ESG standards, the index has included SCREEN since 2004.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

This index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that excel in their ESG initiatives. It includes industries in the same proportions as the Japanese stock market, and selection of companies for inclusion is based on existing international standards, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SCREEN has been chosen for inclusion in the index since 2017.

Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating

This rating uses a five-stage scale to assess management of ESG risks that could impact corporate value from the standpoint of each company’s industry, region, and business model. SCREEN received an evaluation of “Low Risk.”

CDP

CDP is a British non-governmental organization that administers a global information disclosure system designed to allow investors, corporations, nations, regions, and cities to manage their own environmental impacts. SCREEN earned an evaluation of “B” for climate change and “A-” for water security in the CDP’s December 2021 report.

JPX Nikkei Index 400

This index comprises 400 companies with high appeal for investors. These companies meet the requirements of global investment standards, such as efficient use of capital and shareholder-focused management. SCREEN has been included in this index since 2016.

SOMPO Sustainability Index

This is an active index that selects constituents based on factors such as ESG assessment and stock value (fundamental value). This index is used to manage products such as pension funds and funds targeting institutional investors. SCREEN has been included in this index since 2018.

Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program (large enterprise category)

This program recognizes corporations that have a particularly exceptional record in the area of health management. The Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Japan Health Council) handles certification for the program, which was designed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. SCREEN has been certified since 2018.

Nikkei SDGs Management Survey 2021

This survey makes comprehensive evaluations of companies’ SDG management using a five-star scale based on the four categories of SDG strategy and economic value, social value, environmental value, and governance. SCREEN received a 4-star rating.

5th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey

This survey uses a five-star scale to evaluate publicly held and leading privately held companies in Japan for their implementation of “smart work management,” which it defines as maximizing organizational performance by means of three elements: implementing diverse, flexible workstyles, putting in place structures to create new businesses and initiatives, and pioneering markets. SCREEN received a 3.5-star rating.