ESG Investment Indexes
ESG Investment Indexes adopting Showa Denko
As of July 1, 2020, Showa Denko is included in the following ESG investment indexes:
■FTSE4Good Global Index
This socially responsible investment index was launched by FTSE International, Ltd., a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange. The index is intended to foster investments in companies that are highly rated based on widely approved international criteria on corporate social responsibility.
■FTSE Blossom Japan Index
Included in this index are Japanese companies that are excellent in terms of ESG-related performance. This ESG index is designed to be industry-neutral by weighting based on the FTSE Japan Index (parent index).
* “FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Showa Denko has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.”
■MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
Launched by US-based MSCI Inc., these comprehensive ESG indexes are constructed by extensively considering a range of ESG-related market risks.
■MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
Included in this index are companies that are highly rated for ESG among those included in the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index (parent index).
■MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index(WIN)
Included in this index are companies that are highly rated for gender diversity among those included in the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index (parent index).
* THE INCLUSION OF SHOWA DENKO K.K. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF SHOWA DENKO K.K. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.
■S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
This index by S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Tokyo Stock Exchange overweights or underweights the companies comprising the index based on their disclosure of environmental information and the level of their carbon efficiency.
■SNAM Sustainability Index