Efforts of ESG

E (Environment)

Environmental Management

The following resources give an overview of management’s way of thinking and direction with regard to Responsible Care activities, as well as Responsible Care Activity Goals and Results.

Fundamental Way of Thinking about Environmental Protection and Addressing to Climate Change

The following resources lay out Sumitomo Chemical’s fundamental way of thinking about environmental protection and addressing to climate change, as well as its current major initiatives for the current Corporate Business Plan (FY 2016-2018)

Major Data and Initiatives on Environmental Protection and Addressing to Climate Change

The following resource lays out major data and specific initiatives by Sumitomo Chemical on topics including the reduction of greenhouse gases, promoting the effective use of water, effective raw materials procurement, waste management, and initiatives to preserve biodiversity.

Detailed Data on Environmental Protection and Addressing to Climate Change

The following resource uses graphs and charts to provide detailed environment-related data.

Initiatives to Address Environmental Problems in the Supply Chain

These resources list initiatives for CSR procurement across the supply chain as a whole.

S (Society)

Conducting Responsible Advertising and Marketing in the Pharmaceuticals Business

The following resource lists initiatives relating to responsible advertising and marketing implemented by Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical.

Initiative for Access to Healthcare

The following resource lays out initiative for access to healthcare implemented by Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical.

G (Governance)

Tax Transparency

The following resource lays out Sumitomo Chemical’s fundamental way of thinking about taxes and its initiatives.

External Evaluations (ESG-Related)

Inclusion in ESG Indexes
ESG indexes are stock indexes composed of companies that receive high ratings for their ESG initiatives, and found to be outstanding. Companies with outstanding ESG initiatives are seen as being both companies that can be expected to grow over the long term and as companies that contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.
This page introduces the major ESG indexes that include Sumitomo Chemical.

ESG-Related Awards and Evaluations
This page introduces the major awards and evaluations Sumitomo Chemical has received for its ESG initiatives.

Inclusion in ESG Indexes

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

This is an index designed by FTSE Russell, a global index provider. It consists of selected Japanese companies demonstrating strong ESG practices. FTSE selects these companies from among the stocks constituting the FTSE Japan Index, and the index is designed to reflect the distribution of industries in the Japanese stock market.

MSCI Japan ESG Leaders Index

This is an index designed by MSCI, which provides a variety of tools to support institutional investors around the world in making investment decisions.
From among the stocks constituting the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index, MSCI selects these companies that excel in ESG evaluation.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

This is an index designed by MSCI, which provides a variety of tools to support institutional investors around the world in making investment decisions. MSCI selects the companies that are active in encouraging and promoting women’s participation in the workplace.

FTSE4Good Index Series

This is a series of indexes designed by FTSE Russell, a global index provider. The indexes consist of companies selected from among the world’s leading companies for demonstrating strong ESG practices.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)

This is an index in which Morningstar, Inc. has selected companies in Japan with outstanding ESG evaluations.

SNAM Sustainability Index

This is an index created by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM) by combining ESG evaluations with stock price evaluations (fundamental value).

ESG-Related Awards and Evaluations

Excellence Award in Corporate Value Improvement Awards

FY2017

Sumitomo Chemical was selected as an Excellence Award recipient in the 6th Corporate Value Improvement Awards (FY2017) hosted by the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).The Corporate Value Improvement Awards are given to companies, from among all the companies listed on the TSE (about 3,500 companies), which have achieved high corporate value and consistently adopt management practices aimed at improving corporate value through those initiatives that duly consider capital cost and other investor concerns.

The Deputy Chief's Award (by Minister of Foreign Affairs) of Japan SDGs Award

FY2017

Sumitomo Chemical was granted the Deputy Chief’s Award (by Minister for Foreign Affairs) as a recipient of the first Japan SDGs Award. The Japan SDGs Award is conferred by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Promotion Headquarters, a Cabinet body composed of all Ministers, to those companies and organizations which have demonstrated outstanding initiatives toward achieving the United Nations' SDGs adopted in 2015.

Award of Excellence, Nikkei Annual Report Awards 2017

FY2017

Sumitomo Chemical’s integrated report, Annual Report 2017, received an Award of Excellence in the Nikkei Annual Report Awards 2017, after winning the same award in 2016. Nikkei Annual Report Awards is an awards program that Nikkei Inc. has organized every year since 1998 for the purpose of raising the quality and encouraging the publication of annual reports published by Japanese corporations. For fiscal 2017, which was the 20th awards program, 100 companies applied, and one company was selected for the First Prize, four for the Second Prize, two for the Special Award, and fifteen for the Award of Excellence.

Sumitomo Chemical Ranked 6th among 22 Companies Globally (and 1st among Japanese Companies) in the CDP Chemical Sector Report

FY2017

In the CDP Chemical Sector Report (fiscal 2017 edition), in which CDP evaluated the efforts to combat climate change of 22 of the world’s largest publicly-listed chemical companies, Sumitomo Chemical ranks 6th globally and 1st among Japanese companies. CDP, an international non-profit organization, is a leader in promoting corporate disclosure of environmental information, including initiatives to combat climate change.

Top Prize in JIPS Awards

FY2017

Sumitomo Chemical received the Top Prize in the JIPS Awards (Japan Initiative of Product Stewardship Awards) sponsored by the Japan Chemical Industry Association. (JCIA). The awards, which are part of JCIA’s efforts to promote JIPS activities, confer a Top Prize, Award of Excellence, and Honorable Mention Awards based on the number of annual disclosures of safety summaries (disclosures of safety information for the risk-based management of chemical substances). Sumitomo Chemical had 23 safety summary disclosures, the most of any Japanese Chemical company.