Evaluation by Outside Organization and Independent Review

1. Evaluation by Outside Organization

(1) Inclusion in ESG indexes, socially responsible investment (SRI) indexes and investment universes (current as of July 1, 2021)

JSR Group is highly regarded for its sustainability activities and other non-financial initiatives. The Group’s reputation is reflected its inclusion in international socially responsible investment indexes and investment universes. Additionally, the Group has been selected for inclusion in three ESG indexes selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF): the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), S&P / JPX Carbon Efficient Index.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index
We were selected as an investment brand of the "FTSE Blossom Japan Index" for being a Japanese company with excellent consideration for ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance)
We were selected by MSCI as an investment brand of the "MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)" for being a company with excellent gender diversity*.
We were selected for inclusion in the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index by the S&P Dow Jones Index.
For 16 consecutive years since 2004 we have been selected by FTSE Russell as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
We are included the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes as a company with outstanding ESG (environment, social, governance) performance.
SOMPO Sustainable Index
In recognition of our standing as a company with a high ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) evaluation, we were reconfirmed by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. as a brand for investment to be included in the SOMPO Sustainable Index.

Additionally, JSR Group has continually been ranked in the Global Compact 100 since FY2013.

* The inclusion of JSR Corporation in MSCI indexes, as well as the use of the MSCI logo, trademark, service mark and index name, does not constitute support, endorsement, or promotion of MSCI or any MSCI-affiliated company by JSR Corporation. MSCI indexes are the sole property of MSCI.
MSCI and all MSCI index names and logos are the trademark or service mark of MSCI and its affiliated companies.

(2) Evaluation by non-ESG evaluation organizations

2021 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (SME Category)
2021 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (SME Category)
JSR Micro Kyushu Co., Ltd., Elastomix Co., Ltd., Japan Coloring Co., Ltd., JSR Logistics & Customer Center Co., Ltd., and JSR Health Insurance Society, all of which are JSR Group companies, were certified in the program’s SME Category.

2. Independent Review

JSR Group undergoes independent reviews from the Responsible Care Verification Center of the Japan Chemical Industry Association.
Scope of review: All notations in the “JSR Group Sustainability Report 2021” pertaining to the environment and industrial safety/accident prevention (including ESG Data)