|■FTSE4Good Global Index
||・The FTSE4Good Global Indices are a series of stock indices developed by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group. They measure corporate sustainability based on environmental, social, and governance performance, and are used by investors as a key benchmark for determining which companies to invest in.
・The FTSE Blossom Japan Index provides investors with a means of identifying Japanese companies that meet high environmental, social, and governance standards, and it is designed to minimize industry bias. In July 2017, the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan (GPIF), the world’s largest institutional investor, began using this index to track investments.
▶ FTSE Blossom Japan Index
* FTSE Blossom Japan Index
“FTSE Russell” (a registered trademark of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) hereby certifies that Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. has been found, as a result of third-party investigation, to meet the requirements for inclusion in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and has been made a constituent of the Index. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index was developed by FTSE Russell, and is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that meet high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is widely used for developing and assessing sustainable investment funds and other financial products.
|■FTSE Blossom Japan Index
|■MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes
||Tokyo Gas has been included in the following stock indices of top environmental, social, and governance performers developed by Morgan Stanley Capital Investment (MSCI) of the U.S.
・MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes
・MSCI Global SRI Indexes
Leading stock indices of companies selected for their outstanding environmental, social, and governance performance.
・MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
This index is based on a parent index of the top 500 stocks by market capitalization in the MSCI Japan IMI index of large, mid- and small-cap securities in Japan, and it consists of companies that are rated relatively highly in their industries for environmental, social, and governance performance.
・MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index [WIN]
This index is composed of companies that are selected from each industry for their high gender diversity scores.
* The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index were adopted by GPIF in July 2017 as benchmarks for their investment strategy.
*MSCI ESG Indexes
THE INCLUSION OF Tokyo Gas 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 Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. 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.
|■MSCI Global SRI Indexes
|■MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
|■MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index [WIN]
|■STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index
||STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index is an index provided by STOXX of Switzerland, a subsidiary of Deutsche Börse AG. Based on the results of research by Sustainalytics, a Dutch SRI research and analysis provider, it is composed of companies selected for their outstanding action on the environment, society, and governance.|
|■ETHIBEL Sustainability Index(EXCELLENCE Global)
||・Compiled by Forum Ethibel, a Belgian NPO and SRI promoter, the ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (EXCELLENCE Global) investment register consists of companies that exhibit strong environmental, social, and governance performance.
・The ETHIBEL Investment Register (EXCELLENCE) is an investment universe comprised of companies that exhibit high standards of corporate social responsibility.
|■ETHIBEL Investment Register (EXCELLENCE)
|■Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)
||The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index is an index of stock prices for listed companies in Japan that have been selected by Morningstar Japan K.K. for their outstanding social performance. It is the first index of its kind in Japan.|
|■Health & Productivity Stock
||Health & Productivity Stocks are companies that are engaging strategically from a management perspective in employee health management and have been jointly recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. One company per industry is selected from among the companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
||Nadeshiko Brands are companies selected jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange for their active promotion of use of female human resources (including the development of conditions that allow women to remain in employment). They are selected in each industry from among companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.|
|■SNAM Sustainability Index
||The SNAM Sustainability Index is an index based on corporate environmental, social and governance performance data gathered through corporate research executed by Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc. and IntegreX Inc. It is managed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd.|
The Tokyo Gas Group has been awarded the following ratings by third-party rating bodies.
|■FY2016 CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
Performance: A- (on an eight-grade scale from A to D-)
|The Carbon Disclosure Project is a project through which institutional investors call on corporations to disclose their strategies on climate change and actual emissions of greenhouse gases. It is operated by CDP, an international NPO. Scores for companies’ responses are published globally and serve as an important metric of corporate value.|
|■11th Toyo Keizai CSR Ranking
24th out of 1,136 companies (Score: 550.0 out of 600)
|This is a survey conducted by Toyo Keizai with the aim of identifying companies that are trusted by a wide range of stakeholders for their CSR and financial performance. It covers Japanese enterprises, which are assessed according to both CSR criteria (in the fields of human resource use, the environment, corporate governance, and social performance) and financial criteria.|
|■2016 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking
74th out 100 companies
|This is a ranking of the top 100 Asian sustainability performers, jointly selected from an ESG perspective by Singapore TV broadcaster Channel NewsAsia, top Asian CSR consultancy CSR Asia, and leading ESG rating company Sustainalytics.|