2019 July 21 11:02
NYK has been selected as an index component for FTSE4Good Index Series, the major evaluation benchmark of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) indices for the 17th straight year, and FTSE Blossom Japan Index, the benchmark of performance of Japanese corporations with excellent responses to ESG issues for the third consecutive year.
Thus, NYK has become the constituent of the all four indices used by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), one of the world's largest pension funds, as references for making its ESG investments: FTSE Blossom Japan Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
In accordance with the medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green” announced in March 2018, NYK integrated ESG principles into management strategies. NYK continues to contribute to the sustainable development of society and enrichment of the company’s corporate value by addressing social and environmental issues though its business.
- Five ESG Investment Indexes
・FTSE4Good Index Series
The index consists of companies that meet global standards in terms of ESG developed by FTSE Russell, a global index provider that provides benchmarking, analytics, and data for investors worldwide.
・FTSE Blossom Japan Index
An index created by FTSE Russell to measure the performance of Japanese companies with excellent responses to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
・MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
An index created by the US index provider MSCI that is composed the stocks of companies with a relatively high ESG rating for each industry from among the top 500 Japanese companies by market capitalization.
・MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index
An index created from a selection of companies with excellent gender diversity practices for each industry from among the top 500 Japanese companies by market capitalization.
・S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
An index is designed to measure the performance of companies in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX) based on disclosures of environmental information and carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per sales).