Canon Marketing Japan Inc. ("Canon MJ") has proactively disclosed information of high interest to shareholders and investors and has proactively responded to inquiries from evaluation organizations.
Inclusion in the SRI Indices
In the operation of investment trusts, the concept of socially responsible investment (SRI), adopting evaluation standards including not only the financial condition of corporations but also their response to the society, the environment, and other important matters has been attracting the market’s attention. Our CSR initiatives have been highly evaluated by SRI evaluation organizations, resulting in Canon MJ being included in the following SRI indices.
Canon MJ has been included in FTSE4Good Index, an SRI index developed by FTSE Russell, wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange, which selects corporations satisfying its standards for performance in Environmental, Social, and Governance practices, for fifteen consecutive years since 2004. This index has been used by investors making investments focusing on the social responsibilities and business continuity of corporations as one of the key criteria in making their investment decisions.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
This year, Canon MJ was chosen as one of the brands listed in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index for the second consecutive year. The FTSE4Good Index Blossom Japan Index, developed by FTSE Russell, a global index provider, is an index designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices for unbiased evaluation across different industries. FTSE Russell evaluates corporations based on the theme of ESG matters, including corporate governance, health and safety, corruption prevention, and climate changes. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index includes companies meeting diverse standards with respect to environmental, social, and governance practices.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
In July 2018, Canon MJ was selected as one of the companies included in the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, an ESG general index developed by MSCI INC. The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index includes companies with high ESG evaluations selected from among the companies included in the MSCI Japan IMI index, its parent index.
- ※THE INCLUSION OF Canon Marketing Japan Inc. 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 Canon Marketing Japan Inc. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.
THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.
SNAM Sustainability Index
In June 2019, Canon MJ was selected by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management ("SNAM") as one of the companies included in the SNAM Sustainability Index. The SNAM Sustainable Operation, launched by SNAM in August 2012, is an operation product for pension funds and institutional investors making investments widely in corporations with high ESG (environment, society, governance) evaluations. This index is intended to clarify management quality and hidden risks not stated in financial statements, evaluate corporate values from a long-term perspective, and thus contribute to the asset building of long-term investors.
Health and Productivity Managing Companies (2019)
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange select companies making strategic efforts for the management of the health of employees and other workers from a management perspective as "Health and Productivity Managing Companies," based on the concept that corporate initiatives for maintaining and improving the health of employees and workers constitute investments that will improve the profitability and other capabilities of corporations.
Canon MJ was highly evaluated for items including management philosophy and policy, organization control, implementation of systems and measures, and evaluations and improvements, and was selected as one of the Health and Productivity Managing Companies for two consecutive years. As an investment attractive to investors making investments focusing on the improvement of corporate values from a long-term perspective, Canon MJ will continue to advance its efforts in health and productivity management.