Shimadzu Corporation is promoting measures to address a wide variety of societal challenges through corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Such measures have resulted in receiving recognition and awards from a variety of institutions that evaluate socially responsible investment (SRI) and other outside organizations.
Recognition/Awards from Society
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 index for evaluation by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
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 index for evaluation by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
Nadeshiko brand 2019
Shimadzu Corporation was selected as a Nadeshiko Brand for the third year in a row. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange have been jointly conducting the Nadeshiko Brand Initiative, select companies that contribute to the improvement of corporate value by actively encouraging women’s success in the workplace and their contribution to the success of their businesses, including providing a work environment for women to continue working. In FY2019, 42 companies were selected by respective industries from the approximately 3,600 companies listed on a stock exchange. Shimadzu Corporation was the only selected company in Precision Instruments Industry.
Japan Habitat Evaluation and Certification Program (JHEP Certification)
Shimadzu has established a "Shimadzu Forest" (8,000 m2) within the Head Office/Sanjo Works property. This green space was developed and is operated by the Ecosystem Conservation Society-Japan, which earned a AAA score, the highest available, from the Japan Habitat Evaluation and Certification Program (JHEP), a program to objectively and quantitatively evaluate biodiversity conservation or restoration measures.
Nikkei Environmental Management Survey Corporate Ranking
This ranking recognizes companies that are involved in improving both environmental measures and management efficiency. Shimadzu Corporation was ranked 94th out of 395 applicable manufacturers.
The CDP is a non-profit organization that gathers and analyzes information about the activities by companies or other organizations to help solve climate change. Shimadzu's activities received a climate change score of C and a water score of C.
Shimadzu Corporation Measures/Certifications
"White 500" Company with Superior Health Management
For the third consecutive year, Shimadzu Corporation is recognized jointly by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi as a 2019 "White 500" company, which recognizes large corporations with outstanding health and productivity management practices.
The METI Minister Award program "The New Diversity Management Selection 100"
Shimadzu Corporation was selected as "The New Diversity Managemen t Selection 100". This award is presented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to companies that have improved their corporate value over the medium to long term by utilizing the capabilities of diverse human resources .
Shimadzu Corporation is recognized by the Kyoto Labour Bureau as a company actively involved in raising future generations based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children.