- For Print
- August 4, 2023
Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) announced today that it has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 22nd consecutive year since its initial inclusion in 2002. The FTSE4Good Index Series is a global index series for socially responsible investment.
The FTSE4Good Index Series was developed by FTSE Russell to promote investment in companies that meet global environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. Eisai received particularly high scores in “Corporate Governance”, “Anti-Corruption”, “Tax Transparency”, “Labor Standards” and “Customer Responsibility”, among others. As of the end of June 2023, 1,121 companies worldwide and 250 Japanese companies were included in the FTSE4Good Developed Index Series.
Currently, in addition to the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, another global ESG investment index, Eisai is also listed in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) and the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, which are ESG investment indices for Japanese stocks adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).
Eisai’s corporate concept is to give first thought to patients and people in the daily living domain, and to increase the benefits that health care provides to them, as well as address diverse healthcare needs worldwide. By strengthening its ESG initiatives and increasing non-financial value, Eisai is striving to sustainably enhance corporate value based on this concept.
For more information on our ESG initiatives, please visit https://www.eisai.com/sustainability/index.html.
Public Relations Department,
Eisai Co., Ltd.
[Notes to editors]
- 1. About the ESG Investment Indices in which Eisai are listed
MSCI EDG Leaders Indexes
A comprehensive ESG index developed by US-based MSCI, Inc., consisting of companies with high ESG ratings.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
A comprehensive ESG index of Japanese companies, using the evaluation scheme of the FTSE4Good Japan Index developed by FTSE Russell in the U.K., with stocks with high absolute ESG ratings neutralized in terms of industry weighting.
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
A newly designed index for 2022 that is based on FTSE Russell's ESG assessment and also evaluates the management attitude of companies toward climate change risks and opportunities.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
A comprehensive ESG index based on MSCI's ESG research, incorporating stocks with relatively superior ESG ratings within their industry.
(https://www.msci.com/msci-japan-esg-select-leaders-index-jp) (In Japanese only)
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
An index composed by calculating a multidimensional gender diversity score based on female employment data disclosed by the Law for the Promotion of Women's Activity, selecting companies with high scores from each industry sector.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
An index developed by S&P Dow Jones Indexes in the U.S. based on carbon emissions data from Trucost, a pioneer in environmental assessment.