September 8, 2023 | News & Notices Received ‘AA’ for the first time in MSCI ESG Ratings

Shimadzu Corporation received MSCI ESG Ratings of ‘AA’ for the first time in 2023.
The new rating was upgraded by one level from the previous year’s ‘A’ rating, reflecting high evaluation of the Labor Management and Product Safety & Quality. MSCI ESG Ratings is a global assessment index provided by MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) ESG Research. This rating evaluates the companies’ activities for environmental, social, and governance-related initiatives, and rates the companies in seven grades from the highest rank ‘AAA’ to the lowest ‘CCC.’

Our company is currently selected for inclusion in the ESG investment indices used by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF): FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index. Based on the corporate philosophy “Contributing to Society through Science and Technology”, Shimadzu Corporation will continue to solve challenges of society through our business in the field of “Contributing to Human Life & Well-being,” “Contributing to Well-being of the Earth,” and “Contributing to Industrial Development and a Safe & Secure Society.”

External Evaluation : SHIMADZU CORPORATION
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