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 2020.

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 2019.

DJSI(Dow Jones Sustainability Indices)

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.

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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

SOMPO Sustainability Index

The SOMPO Sustainability Index is an ESG evaluation by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. Evaluated based on an environmental survey by Sompo Risk Management and a social and governance survey by IntegreX Inc., Sumitomo Forestry has been consecutively included in the SOMPO Sustainability Index since fiscal 2013.

SOMPO Sustainability Index

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Awards and Recognition by Third Parties in Fiscal 2019

Date Award/Organiser Recognition Scope of Recognition
September 2019 oricon ME Inc. Selected as the Top Real Estate Agency-sold Condominium in 2019 in the Oricon Japan Customer Satisfaction Ranking
Sumitomo Forestry Home Service
October 2019 Japan Institute of Design Promotion Received the Good Design Award for the 10th Consecutive Year
Received for the Flat Canopy Exterior Residential Material in Fiscal 2019
Sumitomo Forestry
October 2019 Wood Design Award Operational Secretariat Awarded the Wood Design Award 2019 for the New Research Building at Tsukuba Research Institute
Sumitomo Forestry
November 2019 Japan Vocational Ability Development Association Participants receive Silver Medal and Fighting Spirit Award in the 57th National Skills Competition Carpentry Category Sumitomo Forestry School of Professional Building Techniques
December 2019 Japan Committee for United Nations. Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB-J) Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori Natural Reforestation Project Received the Biodiversity Action Award 2019 for the Protection Category
Sumitomo Forestry
January 2020 CDP Sumitomo Forestry Makes Climate Change A List for Fourth Consecutive Year
-Achieves Highest Rating in CDP 2019-
Sumitomo Forestry
January 2020 National Association of Home Builders Named “Multifamily Development Firm of the Year” Award at the NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards Crescent Communities
January 2020 SAM Sustainability Award 2020 Recognition by S&P Global as a Company Excelling in Sustainability
-Selected for Gold Class in the Housing Construction Field-

* Run by RobecoSAM up until 2019

Sumitomo Forestry
February 2020 Global Environmental Forum Sustainability Report 2019
Excellence Award at the 23rd Environmental Communication Awards
Sumitomo Forestry
March 2020 The Nature Conservation Society of Japan Mt. Fuji Manabi no Mori Project Natural Forest Recovery Project
Nominated in the Practical Conservation Category of the Japan Nature Conservation Award 2020
Sumitomo Forestry
March 2020 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Conclusion of Positive Impact Financing Agreement
Honored for Contributions to the SDGs and Material Issues
Sumitomo Forestry
April 2020 Japan Lumber Youth Association New Research Building at the Tsukuba Research Institute Received the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Prize Sumitomo Forestry

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GRI Content Index (GRI Standards)

This report refers to the GRI Standards.

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Independent Assurance Report

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Sustainability Report