External Evaluation

Recognition/Awards/Certifications from Outside Shimadzu

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

Shimadzu is included in the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, which selects brands in respective industry categories with a high ESG score based on overall environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. The index is also used as an indicator for evaluation by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

Shimadzu is included in the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), which selects companies in respective industry categories that promote the role of women and have a high gender diversity score. The index is also used as an indicator for evaluation by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, developed by Global Index Provider FTSE Russel, is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that have relatively strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices in individual industries or sectors. This index is constructed so that industry or sector weights align with the Japanese equity market. In addition, this index supports the transition to a low carbon economy by selecting companies with high GHG emissions as constituent stocks only if they have achieved a reduction in GHG emissions based on the TPI Management Quality Score.The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is used by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as a benchmark for passive ESG investment management.

  • ※FTSE Russell (a trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) certifies that Shimadzu Corporation. meets the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index afterassessment by a third party. The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is widely used to construct and evaluate sustainable investment funds and other financial instruments.
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FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

JPX-Nikkei Index 400

Shimadzu Corporation is selected to be included in the JPX-Nikkei Index 400, which was started by the Japan Exchange Group (JPX), Tokyo Stock Exchange, and Nikkei in 2014 for the purpose of selecting companies that satisfy the various conditions required by global investment standards.

JPX-Nikkei Index 400

S&P/JPX Carbon Eficcient Index

Shimadzu Corporation is included in the S&P/JPX Carbon Eficcient Index, which is an indicator for selecting companies with low carbon emission levels and that disclose suficcient information about carbon emission quantities. The index is also used as an indicator for evaluation by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

S&P/JPX Carbon Eficcient Index

SNAM Sustainability Index

Shimadzu Corporation is included in the 2020 SNAM Sustainability Index, managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). This index is socially responsible investment (SRI) funds for pension trusts and institutional investors that invest broadly in firms that have strong positive evaluation ratings in each of the environment, society, and governance fields.

SNAM Sustainability Index

2022 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

For the second consecutive year, Shimadzu Corporation is selected as the "Health & Productivity Stock Selection" jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange to select companies that are strategically pursuing employee health management from a managerial perspective.

Health & Productivity Stock Selection

"White 500" Company with Superior Health Management

For the sixth consecutive year, Shimadzu Corporation is recognized jointly by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi as a 2022 “White 500” company, which recognizes large corporations with outstanding health and productivity management practices.

"White 500" Company with Superior Health Management

NADESHIKO BRAND 2017-2022

For six consecutive years, Shimadzu Corporation has been selected as a Nadeshiko brand in recognition of being a publicly listed company that actively promotes the role of women in the workplace.
Nadeshiko brands are selected each year by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange from among all companies listed on the first, second, or Mothers sections of the Tokyo Stock Exchange or on the JASDAQ index in recognition of companies in each category that promote the active participation of women in the workplace.

Nadeshiko brand

Diversity Management Selection 100

Shimadzu is included in the Diversity Management Selection 100 list, which is a list of companies selected by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to publicize advanced measures by companies that use diversity to achieve better management results.

Diversity Management Selection 100

Credit Rating

Rating agency Rating Date Category
Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR) 「AA-」 October, 2021 Issuer
Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) 「A+」 October, 2021 Issuer

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