Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Indices / ESG Indices

Interest in Social Responsible Investment (SRI) that considers environment and social contribution on top of financial aspects are on the rise in recent years when making investments. Sumitomo Forestry Group has been included in the following Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and ESG Indices as of July 2019.

DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Indices)

The most trusted index for companies’ environmental and sustainability index developed by Dow Jones & Company in 1999. The index surveys 2,500 companies included in the Dow Jones Global Index around the world on their economic, environmental, and societal aspects. Sumitomo Forestry was selected as component of Industry Leaders and DJSI Asia Pacific in September 2018.

DJSI

FTSE4Good Global Index

Evaluation of companies that fulfill international standards in environment, social, and governance aspects by FTSE Russell, a group company of London Stock Exchange. Sumitomo Forestry has been consecutively included in the FTSE4Good Global Index every year since 2004.

FTSE4Good Global Index

Used as a Constituent Company in all Four ESG Indices Selected by GPIF

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

An ESG index for Japanese stocks by FTSE Russell, Ltd. and selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF) as one of its three ESG indices in July 2017.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

Index for Japanese stocks selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF) as one of its three ESG indices in July 2017. With Free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index based on the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index of MSCI, Inc. as a parent index, it represents relative sector weights of companies that excel in ESG.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

Index for Japanese stocks selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF) as one of its three ESG indices in July 2017. With MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index as a parent index, it represents weighs of companies that excel in gender diversity in the sector.

* The inclusion of Sumitomo Forestry 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 Sumitomo Forestry 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 Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

Discloses the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, jointly developed as an environmental index by the Japan Exchange Group, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the S&P Dow Jones Index.

The Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF) selected the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index as a benchmark for ESG investment strategy from fiscal 2018.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

SNAM Sustainability Index

ESG evaluation by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). Evaluated based on environmental survey by Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc. and social and governance survey by IntegreX Inc. Sumitomo Forestry has been consecutively included in the SNAM Sustainability Index since fiscal 2013.

SNAM Sustainability Index

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Awards and Recognition by Third Parties in Fiscal 2018

Date Award/Organiser Recognition Scope of Recognition
August 2018 Kids Design Association Two DUE CLASSO homes for families with two working parents won prizes in the 12th Kids Design Awards.
Kids Design Awards
Sumitomo Forestry
August 2018 Urban Renaissance Agency Honored as a top builder by the Urban Renaissance Agency in Kamaishi City for using local timber in public housing for disaster recovery Sumitomo Forestry
September 2018 Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) Environmentally-friendly KIKORIN-PLYWOOD receives EcoPro Award
EcoPro Award
Sumitomo Forestry
October 2018 Japan Institute of Design Promotion Five projects receive fiscal 2018 Good Design Awards for offering technology and space design that realizes the appeal, peace of mind and safety of wood
Good Design Award
Sumitomo Forestry
October 2018 Wood Design Award Operational Secretariat Awarded the Japan Wood Design Award 2018 in appreciation of products and systems that present the value and rediscovery of wood's good qualities
Japan Wood Design
Sumitomo Forestry
November 2018 Japan Vocational Ability Development Association (JAVADA) Awarded the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Fighting Spirit Awards in the Carpentry Category at the 56th National Skills Competition Sumitomo Forestry School of Professional Building Techniques
January 2019 CDP Climate Change 2018 On the Climate Change A-List for 3 consecutive years, top CDP2018 evaluation
CDP
Sumitomo Forestry
February 2019 Global Environmental Forum The Sumitomo Forestry Group CSR Report 2018
Presented the Excellence Award at the 22nd Environmental Communication Awards
Environmental Communication Awards
Sumitomo Forestry
February 2019 RobecoSAM Sustainability Award 2019 RobecoSAM Recognition by RobecoSAM as a company exceling in sustainability. Selected for Gold Class in the housing construction field. Simultaneously recognized as an “Industry Mover.”
RobecoSAM Sustainability Award
Sumitomo Forestry
February 2019 2019 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Nippon Kenko Kaigi
Selected as a 2019 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500) for the third consecutive year
Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization
Sumitomo Forestry
March 2019 Climate Bond Initiative The first Japanese company to receive a Green Bond Pioneer Award
Green Bond Pioneer Award
Sumitomo Forestry
March 2019 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Selected for the first time by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a company with a positive work environment, among the Ministry’s “Select 100 New Diversity Management Companies”
Select 100 New Diversity Management Companies
Sumitomo Forestry

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GRI Standard Content Index

This report refers to the GRI Standards.

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Independent Assurance Report

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Sustainability Report