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
FTSE4Good Index Series
Shimadzu Corporation is included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, an index of companies that meet global standards, based on an assessment of environmental, social, and governance practices by an organization that evaluates socially responsible investing.
FTSE BlossomJapan Index
Shimadzu Corporation is also included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, an index of Japanese companies with outstanding environmental, social, and governance practices. The index is also used as an index for evaluation by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
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 2018
Shimadzu Corporation was selected as a Nadeshiko brand for the second year in a row, 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 3500 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.
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 second consecutive year, Shimadzu Corporation is recognized jointly by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi as a 2018 "White 500" company, which recognizes large corporations with outstanding health and productivity management practices.
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.