Indices and Awards

Inclusion in ESG Indices

・The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index
Morinaga & Co., Ltd. is a constituent of the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index, an index for ESG investment selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

・FTSE Blossom Sector Relative Japan Index
Morinaga & Co., Ltd is a member of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index (an index that reflects the performance of Japanese companies with excellent environmental, social and governance measures) which is selected by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.

・The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
Morinaga & Co., Ltd. has been a constituent of the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, an index for ESG investment selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), since 2018. The index focuses on companies' disclosure of environment-related information and on their carbon efficiency level (amount of carbon emissions per unit of revenue).

・The Sompo Sustainability Index, an index
Morinaga & Co., Ltd. has been selected to the Sompo Sustainability Index, an index established independently by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd., since 2016. About 300 companies with superior environmental, social, and governance performance are selected each year to the index, which is used in the company's sustainable investment.

Awards

・CDP Climate Change 2021
Morinaga & Co. Ltd. has achieved a A- score in the Climate Change Report issued by the CDP, an international non-profit organization that works on the achievement of sustainable economy.

・The Platinum Kurumin certification
A system established by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to certify companies that are making special efforts as “parent-friendly companies” from among those that are supporting employees in balancing work and childcare. Morinaga was certified by the government as a “parent-friendly company” for six consecutive terms from 2007, and has continuously achieved the Platinum Kurumin certification criteria since September 2017.

・The Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization
This is a program from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Kenko Kaigi intended for recognizing companies, including large enterprises and small to medium-sized enterprises, for their outstanding efforts towards promoting health through their health and productivity management. Morinaga & Co., Ltd. has been selected for five consecutive years since 2018 as a "Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization" in the large enterprise category.