Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)(TOKYO:7011) has been selected by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), one of the worlds largest pension funds, as a constituent of all four of its indices used as references for making ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investments into Japans corporate sector. Selection by GPIF reflects the high acclaim accorded to MHI Groups ESG-related initiatives: specifically, its response to environmental issues and social challenges and its bolstering of corporate governance.
GPIF issues four ESG indices: 1) FTSE Blossom Japan Index, a broad index incorporating overall ESG considerations based on FTSE Russell, an investment index calculator wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange; 2) MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, a similar broad index based on MSCI, a U.S. provider of investment indices; 3) MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), an MSCI index monitoring companies gender diversity performance; and 4) S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, used to evaluate corporate performance in terms of carbon efficiency, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. The third and fourth indices respectively focus on ESGs social (gender diversity) and environmental (carbon efficiency, etc.) aspects.
Through the years MHI has proactively undertaken diverse initiatives in each aspect of ESG in a quest for sustainable social development: these include reducing environmental burdens both internally and at customer sites, promoting womens empowerment, conducting social contribution activities, and strengthening corporate governance and information disclosure. These efforts were recognized with the companys selection in September 2018 “ for the second consecutive year “ for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the worlds leading investment indices for ESG performance. MHI was initially selected as a constituent of GPIFs FTSE Blossom Japan Index and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index in 2017; in 2018, this has now been augmented by inclusion in the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index as well, making MHI a constituent of all four GPIF ESG indices.
Going forward, MHI Group, through ongoing innovation and industry-leading products and technologies, will continue to contribute to a more secure, sustainable future for our planet and all who inhabit it.
* See ESG DATA BOOK 2018 for information on MHI Group’s ESG activities.
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the worlds leading industrial firms with 80,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenues of around 38 billion U.S. dollars. For more than 130 years, the company has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward. MHI owns a unique business portfolio covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI delivers innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation to power plants and gas turbines, and from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems. For more information, please visit MHIs website: www.mhi.com/index.html LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/mitsubishi-heavy-industries/ For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHIs new online media SPECTRA: spectra.mhi.com
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