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MHI Selected for Inclusion in All Four GPIF ESG Investment Indices
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)(TOKYO:7011) has been selected by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), one of the world’s largest pension funds, as a constituent of all four of its indices used as references for making ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investments into Japan’s corporate sector. Selection by GPIF reflects the high acclaim accorded to MHI Group’s 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 ESG’s 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 women’s empowerment, conducting social contribution activities, and strengthening corporate governance and information disclosure. These efforts were recognized with the company’s 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 world’s leading investment indices for ESG performance. MHI was initially selected as a constituent of GPIF’s 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 world’s 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 MHI’s website: www.mhi.com/index.html
For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHI’s new online media SPECTRA: spectra.mhi.com
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
James Bennett, +81-(0)3-6275-6278
Corporate Communication Department