The Asahi Group has been included in several major Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indexes and funds worldwide. SRI is an investment approach that uses valuation criteria for investment decisions based on social perspectives, such as environmental consideration and corporate citizenship, in addition to financial considerations.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes were jointly developed by Dow Jones & Company of the U.S. and Sustainable Asset Management AG (currently RobecoSAM). From among approximately 2,500 of the world’s leading companies, CSR is evaluated in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. Companies within the top 10% based on this evaluation are included in the indexes.
The FTSE4Good Global Index is a stock index developed by FTSE International Limited, established by The Financial Times Ltd. and London Stock Exchange Group plc. FTSE International surveys approximately 2,000 leading companies from countries around the world based on social, environmental, and ethical perspectives, including conformity with Supply Chain Labour Standards. Based on this survey, FTSE evaluates the sustainability of each company, and selects companies that satisfy its criteria for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global Index.
The Ethibel Excellence Investment Register is an investment universe managed by Forum ETHIBEL, an NPO headquartered in Belgium. Companies that demonstrate superior performance from a CSR perspective are included in the Ethibel Excellence Investment Register.
The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment index is Japan’s first socially responsible share index. Morningstar Japan K.K. selects for inclusion in the index 150 publicly listed Japanese companies that have been evaluated as possessing outstanding social credentials.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed as an industry neutral benchmark that reflects the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance practices (ESG) in Japan.
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) is based on the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index, its parent index, which includes large, mid and small-cap securities in the Japanese markets. The Index is designed to represent the performance of those Japanese companies that exhibit a commitment towards promoting and maintaining high level of gender diversity among their workforce and also maintain superior financial quality. The index aims to include companies that lead their respective GICS® sector groups in terms of supporting women’s participation and advancement in the workforce and adopting diversity policies.