Recently there has been increased interest in investment trust management for Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), which views evaluation criteria for investment decisions from a social perspective, including consideration for environmental conservation and social contributions, in addition to a purely financial perspective. Many institutions, both within Japan and abroad, implement SRI evaluations, and the Asahi Group has entered into multiple SRI indices and SRI funds.
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. has been highly rated in terms of the timely and appropriate disclosure of information, the easy to understand nature of explanatory materials and its proactive approach to Investor Relations (IR) even with regard to individual investors, and this has led to Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. receiving a wide range of awards.
As more and more interest is placed on corporations' stance towards disclosure, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. will continue to strive towards the honest, accurate and prompt disclosure of information.
As a result of our environmental conservation activities, the Asahi Group has received various environment-related awards and certifications. We have also received the highest rating from the Development Bank of Japan's DBJ Environmental Ratings, which evaluates enterprises on the level of their environmental management.
The Asahi Group has spent many years building up a workplace environment where every employee can work energetically and in good health. We have received the following external evaluations for these initiatives.