The SNAM Sustainability Index
Brother Industries, Ltd. was selected as a member of the SNAM Sustainability Index for the sixth consecutive year
BIL was selected as a constituent of "the SNAM Sustainability Index," a unique index of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). BIL has been selected to join this index for six straight years since 2012.
"The SNAM Sustainability Index," established in August 2012, selects its constituents by evaluating corporates' ESG (environment, society and governance) based on the environmental assessment provided by Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc. and the social and governance assessments by Integrex Inc.
This index is used to manage socially responsible investment (SRI) funds which aim to invest in equities of companies with high ESG scores, such as pension funds and funds for institutional investors.
We consider that BIL's ESG initiatives have continued to earn high recognition by SNAM, and which has led to BIL's sixth consecutive inclusion in this sustainability index since its establishment.
The Brother Group remains committed to gaining further trust from all stakeholders and achieving business growth by promoting global CSR management from a medium-to long-term perspective.
Outstanding Health and Productivity Management Organization
Brother Industries, Ltd. certified as an outstanding health and productivity management organization for the second consecutive year
In February 2018, Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL) was recognized, for the second year in a row, as one of the outstanding health and productivity management organizations under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program, designed by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and operated by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
The Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program honors large enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, and other organizations which excel at implementing health and productivity management in their initiatives to address health-related challenges in regional communities or to promote health-conscious activities led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi. This program aims to highlight these outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts to advance health and productivity management and thereby creates an environment where such enterprises can be recognized by society, such as employees, job applicants, affiliated companies, and financial institutions, as "organizations that strategically manage their employees' health from a management perspective."
BIL considers it important to manage every employee's health so that they can strive to achieve their goals, and ultimately, contribute to the success of the Brother Group. Based on this idea, it has been committed to maintaining and improving employees' physical and mental health by providing continuous mental health education and stop-smoking support and taking measures to prevent passive smoking.
In September 2016, with the aim of further promoting its health and productivity management, BIL established the Brother Group Health & Productivity Management Philosophy and installed its president as Chief Health Officer to build a stronger health and productivity management promotion structure. In addition to BIL, seven group companies, including Nissei Corporation, Brother International Corporation, Brother Sales, Ltd., Xing Inc., Brother Logitec Ltd., Brother Real Estate, Ltd., and Brother Enterprise, Ltd., were also certified as outstanding health and productivity management organizations.
The Brother Group will continuously advance its strategic efforts to maintain and promote employees' health toward the realization of health and productivity management.