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)

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

"White 500" Company with Superior Health Management

For the fourth consecutive year, Shimadzu Corporation was recognized jointly by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi as a 2020 “White 500” company, which recognizes large corporations with outstanding health and productivity management practices.

"White 500" Company with Superior Health Management

Nadeshiko brand 2017-2019

Shimadzu Corporation was selected as a Nadeshiko brand for the third consecutive year, in recognition of being a company that actively promotes the role of women in the workplace. Nadeshiko brands are selected from respective industries by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange from the approximately 3,500 companies listed on the exchange, based on their practices that actively promote the role of women, including providing a work environment where women are free to continue working.

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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, 2019 Issuer
Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) 「A+」 November, 2019 Issuer

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