SustainabilityExternal Recognition

Inclusion in Leading ESG Investment Indices

FTSE4Good Global Index Series*1

The FTSE4Good Global Index Series was developed by FTSE Russell*1, a global index provider, a part of the London Stock Exchange Group. The Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

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1 FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Marubeni Corporation has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index*2, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index*3

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index, created by FTSE Russell, is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The index is constructed so that industry weights align with the Japanese equity market and uses the globally established FTSE4Good Index Inclusion Rules which are drawn from existing international standards including the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The MSI Japan Empowering Women Index was developed by MSCI, and Japanese companies with high levels of gender diversity are selected from various industries.
These indices are selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund for Japan (GPIF) as indices for ESG investment. (as of June, 2019)

2 FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Marubeni Corporation has been independently assessed according to the FTSE Blossom Japan Index criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE Blossom Japan Index. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

3 The inclusion of Marubeni Corporation 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 Marubeni Corporation 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.

External Certification/Evaluation

Marubeni selected as a Nadeshiko Brand
Marubeni selected as a Nadeshiko Brand

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) jointly selected Marubeni as a Nadeshiko Brand in 2015 and 2017. Marubeni and 46 other companies were selected in 2017. The Nadeshiko Brand began in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, with METI and TSE jointly awarding listed companies that showed excellence in promoting women’s empowerment in the workplace. Evaluations are made from two aspects of “promoting women’s career development” and “support in balancing work and family life,” and companies with good financial performance are selected. The awarded companies have “management capabilities for utilizing diversified human resources” and “the ability to adapt to environmental changes,” and therefore can be considered to be a “company with growth potential.”
In 2019, Marubeni was also selected as a “Semi-Nadeshiko Brand 2019.”

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Marubeni selected as a Nadeshiko Brand 2017 enterprise[54KB]
Marubeni selected as a Nadeshiko Brand 2015 enterprise[54KB]

Marubeni Certified as an “Eruboshi” Company
Marubeni Certified as an “Eruboshi” Company

Marubeni has been certified as an “Eruboshi” company by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare for its efforts in promoting women’s participation in the workplace.
The “Eruboshi” certification is awarded to applying companies, based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace ("Act to Promote Women's Participation") enforced on April 1, 2016. Marubeni has received the second highest rank out of the three grades.
With the enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, Marubeni will stipulate action plans for promoting women’s participation, and work to strengthen the recruitment and development of female employees.

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Marubeni designated an “Eruboshi” company based on Promotion of Women’s Career Activities Act[249KB]

Action Plan for Empowering Female Employees
Marubeni Corporation Action Plan (Phase 1) (Japanese Only)[117KB]

Marubeni Receives “Platinum Kurumin” Certification
Marubeni Receives “Platinum Kurumin” Certification

Marubeni has received the “Platinum Kurumin” certification from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare as an exemplary company that offers a higher standard of support for childrearing. Through our efforts to promote “work-life management,” we will help individual employees at all life stages to grow through continuous career development, and provide an even better environment for continuing to perform at a high level.

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Marubeni Corporation Receives “Platinum Kurumin" Certification in Recognition of Superior Support for Childcare

Marubeni Certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization (White 500)
Marubeni Certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization 2020 (White 500)

As an organization with an excellent track record of health management, Marubeni was certified as a Health and Productivity Management Organization 2020 (White 500) by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
Health and Productivity Management Organization 2020 (White 500) is based on initiatives that align with regional health issues and health promotion endeavors supported by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi; it endeavors to highlight outstanding enterprises engaged in efforts to advance health management. And Marubeni has been selected three years in a row.
Marubeni has set employee healthcare as an important management issue and has been making efforts to promote corporate healthcare support for the prevention and treatment of diseases related to lifestyle and other serious diseases and illnesses. In recent years, Marubeni has initiated new measures to enhance healthcare support such as subsidization of cancer screenings, age-specific full medical checkups (including brain examinations) paid for in full by Marubeni, and also the liberal implementation of mental health programs.

Inclusion in Health & Productivity Stock Selection
Inclusion in Health & Productivity Stock Selection

Marubeni was chosen for inclusion in the Brand of Companies Enhancing Corporate Value through7Health and Productivity Management Selection (Health & Productivity Stock Selection). Launched in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, this joint program by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) recognizes TSE-listed companies that exhibit excellence in strategically practicing healthcare management, thereby making employee health a management issue. Aiming to help employees improve their health, Marubeni has been developing more sophisticated healthcare management systems while simultaneously supporting employees in living more fulfilling social and private lives. It was the recognition of these efforts that resulted in the Company’s inclusion in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection. Going forward, we will continue to invest in employee health to further boost our global competitiveness

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Marubeni selected as a KENKO-KEIEI Brand enterprise[99.2KB]

Received Award for Excellence at the HR Award 2018 Held by Nihon no Jinjibu

Marubeni’s strategy for “Surpassing our Traditional Framework of ‘Human Capital,’ ‘Mechanisims,’ and ‘Time’” received the Award for Excellence in the Corporate HR Category at the HR Award 2018 held by the HR portal website, Nihon no Jinjibu, which has 120,000 registered members.