ESG indexes help investors make investing decisions by taking account of companies’ ESG efforts as well as their financial performance.
As of September 2022, Sharp has received high marks while being included in the following ESG indexes.
- * Environmental, Social, and Governance
FTSE4Good Index Series
An index designed to measure the performance of corporate social responsibility initiatives from an ESG perspective. It is operated by FTSE International Ltd., part of the London Stock Exchange Group. Sharp has been included in this index for 13 consecutive years.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
An ESG index reflecting the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong ESG practices, operated by FTSE. The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan uses this as a stock index for ESG investments. Sharp has been included in this index for six consecutive years.
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
An ESG index centered on the FTSE’s ESG assessment of a company’s approach to risks and opportunities related to climate change. Companies in this index are considered to be highly carbon intensive (in terms of their greenhouse gas emissions per unit of sales). The GPIF of Japan uses this as a stock index for ESG investments.
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
ESG indexes operated by MSCI Inc. They are composed of companies that have the highest ESG rated performance in each sector. Sharp has been included in this index for five consecutive years.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
An environmental stock index adopted by the GPIF of Japan. Because of the level of environmental reporting and carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per unit sales) maintained by Sharp, the company has been selected as a constituent of this index since 2018.
EcoVadis Sustainability Rating
EcoVadis evaluates the sustainability performance of supplier companies. Its aim is to improve those companies’ environmental and social practices by taking into account the impact that global supply chains have on the environment and society. Sharp has received a Gold rating from EcoVadis.