ESG Investment Indexes

ESG Investment Indexes adopting Showa Denko

As of July 2021, 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).

■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

Launched by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management (SNAM), this index comprises companies highly rated for ESG and is utilized to enable the company to make sustainable investments.

 

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