View a list of the Kyowa Kirin Group's data on environment, social and governance.
Inclusion in ESG Indexes
In recognition of its strong environment, social and governance (ESG) practices, Kyowa Kirin is included in some of the major ESG indexes in Japan and overseas.
Kyowa Kirin is a constituent of the following ESG indexes. (As of June 2023).
A world-renowned ESG investment index announced since 2001 by the former FTSE International Limited (currently FTSE Russell), a wholly owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group plc in the UK.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index*1
Announced in 2017 by FTSE Russell, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index includes Japanese corporations demonstrating excellent ESG practices.
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index*2
An index focused on Japan-based companies selected by FTSE Russell. The index comprises companies with outstanding ESG initiatives and which also have excellent management attitudes towards corporate climate change risks and opportunities.
MSCI ESG Leaders Index*3
An index by MSCI that selects companies with the highest ESG rated performance in each sector from around the world.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index*3
An ESG investment index announced in 2017 by MSCI Inc. in the US. Japanese corporations with relatively high ESG ratings in their respective industries are selected from among the top 500 Japanese securities ranked by market capitalization.
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)*3
An ESG investment index announced in 2017 by MSCI Inc. in the US. Japanese corporations exhibiting a higher level of gender diversity in their respective industries are selected from among the top 500 Japanese securities ranked by market capitalization.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
An index developed by S&P Dow Jones and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is designed to measure the performance of companies in the Tokyo Stock Price based on the level of environmental information disclosure and carbon efficiency
Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index
An index developed with the help of Netherland-based Equileap that reflects the performance of Japanese companies that have strong gender diversity policies embedded in their corporate culture and that ensure equal opportunities to employees, irrespective of gender.
Kyowa Kirin has been rated as the top-tier "Group 1" in a five-level evaluation.
Sompo Sustainability Index
An index established by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. selects approximately 300 companies with excellent ESG initiatives.
- *1FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. has been independently assessed according to the index criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
- *2FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index Series. The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
- *3The inclusion of Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. in any MSCI index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI and their names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI and its affiliates.
List of certifications
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|Date of certification||Name of certification||Details|
Health & Productivity Stock Selection
||Health and Productivity Management|
Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (White 500)
|Health and Productivity Management|
|November 2022||Awarded Gold in PRIDE Index 2022||LGBTQ+|
|2019||Acquired the Platina Kurumin symbol logo certified under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children||Supporting Work-Life Balance|
|August 2016||Class 3 Eruboshi accreditation (received from Japan's Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace)||