Social Evaluation

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.

Initiative

United Nations Global Compact

SHIMADZU CORPORATION has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) advocated by the United Nations, and joined the Global Compact Network Japan, a local network in Japan. The UNGC is a voluntary initiative for companies and organizations around the world to act as good citizens of society and achieve sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership.

United Nations Global Compact

Agreement with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations

Shimadzu Corporation has announced its agreement with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and has joined the TCFD Consortium. Based on the TCFD recommendations, Shimadzu will proactively disclose information on both the risks and opportunities that climate change poses to our business from the perspective of strategy, risk management, and corporate governance.

Agreement with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations

SBT (Science Based Targets)

Shimadzu Corporation has obtained approval from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), an international environmental group.
The medium and long-term CO2 emissions reduction target for the Shimadzu Group has been approved as science based in line with the “2°C goal of the Paris Agreement".

SBT (Science Based Targets)

RE100

Shimadzu Corporation has joined RE100, a global environmental initiative, and pledged that the Shimadzu Group would use 100 % renewable energy in its business activities by 2050.

RE100

JCI:Japan Climate Initiative

Shimadzu Corporation has joined the Japan Climate Initiative, a network for realizing the decarbonisation of the environment. Japan Climate Initiative was established to reinforce discussions among companies, governments and NGOs, which are actively engaged in climate change measures in Japan.

JCI:Japan Climate Initiative

Clean Ocean Material Alliance(CLOMA)

We are a member of the "Clean Ocean Material Alliance" (CLOMA), which aims to solve the ocean plastic problem. CLOMA was established to accelerate initiatives that transcend industry boundaries, such as proper management of plastic waste, promotion of the 3Rs, and development of alternative materials.

Clean Ocean Material Alliance(CLOMA)

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

2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

Shimadzu Corporation is selected for the first time as a "2021 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 fifth consecutive year, Shimadzu Corporation is recognized jointly by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi as a 2021 “White 500” company, which recognizes large corporations with outstanding health and productivity management practices.

"White 500" Company with Superior Health Management

Nadeshiko brand 2017-2021

For five 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. This year, 45 companies were selected from all about 3,600 publicly listed companies, with Shimadzu the only company selected in the precision instrument industry.

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

KURUMIN

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.

KURUMIN

Eco-First Company

The Eco-First commitment sees the Japanese Minister of the Environment offer certification to companies that are engaged in “advanced and independent industry-leading business activities” with regard to the environment.
On October 21, 2020, SHIMADZU Corporation was certified as an “Eco-First Company” by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.

Eco-First Company

CDP Ranking(2020)

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.

CDP Ranking(2018)

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.

Japan Habitat Evaluation and Certification Program (JHEP Certification)

Nikkei Smart work

Our company was evaluated highly for its ability to utilize human resources (S), innovation (S++), market development (S), and management foundation (A+).
*Nikkei evaluates on a scale of "C" to "S++".

Nikkei annual report awards 2018

Shimadzu received Award for Excellence at 2018 Nikkei Annual Report Awards.

Ecovadis Silver

In 2018, a sustainability survey conducted by EcoVadis (Headquarters: France), Shimadzu Corporation received a "Silver" rating. Ecovadis conducts extensive surveys and evaluations of over 50,000 suppliers in 150 countries, in "Environment", "Labor and Human Rights", "ethics" and "Sustainable procurement of materials".

Nikkei SDGs Survey

In a survey of the SDGs conducted by Nikkei, Shimadzu Corporation received an average rating of 4.5 stars (Overall deviation value of 66.1).

 Certifications to Shimadzu China

Shimadzu China has been certified by Shanghai city as a socially responsible company for 8 consecutive years.

Shimadzu China has been certified by Shanghai city as a socially responsible company for 8 consecutive years.

In 2017, Shimadzu China was recognized as an economic contributor in Shanghai's tax district, and in 2018 it was recognized as an economic contributor in the Pudong New Area.

In 2017, Shimadzu China was recognized as an economic contributor in Shanghai's tax district, and in 2018 it was recognized as an economic contributor in the Pudong New Area.

In 2018, Shimadzu China was commended throughout China for its exemplary workforce and in 2017 by Shanghai City for its progressive workforce.

In 2018, Shimadzu China was commended throughout China for its exemplary workforce and in 2017 by Shanghai City for its progressive workforce.

 Certification to Shimadzu Europa GmbH (Germany)

NRW.INVEST AWARD 2018

In the 50th year of its presence in Europe, Shimadzu has received the NRW.INVEST Award 2018, a prestigious award from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

NRW.INVEST AWARD 2018

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Credit Rating

Rating agency Rating Date Category
Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR) 「AA-」 October, 2020 Issuer
Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) 「A+」 November, 2020 Issuer

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