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.
As of February 2024
FTSE4Good Index Series
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.
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
The performance of Japanese companies demonstrate outstanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices relative to their respective sectors and is designed to be sector neutral. To promote the transition to a low-carbon economy, companies with particularly high greenhouse gas emissions are included only if their improvement efforts are evaluated using the Transition Pathway Initiative's Management Quality Score. SCREEN has been chosen for inclusion in the index since 2022.
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 “A-” for climate change and “A-” for water security in the CDP’s February 2024 report.
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.
The iSTOXX MUTB Japan Platinum Career 150 Index
The iSTOXX MUTB Japan Platinum Career 150 Index tracks the performance of 150 Japanese companies that actively contribute to employee career development. A platinum career score is calculated for each company by evaluating three aspects of the company: long term view, active learning and social contribution. SCREEN has been chosen for inclusion in the index since 2023.
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 the Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program since 2018 and recertified for the White 500 in 2023.
5th NIKKEI SDGs Management Survey
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.
7th 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.