- FTSE4Good Index Series / FTSE Blossom Japan Index
- MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index
- EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment
- S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
- The SOMPO Sustainability Index
- Evaluation Related to Health and Productivity Management
- Evaluation Regarding the Promotion of the Success of Women, Support for Child-rearing, etc.
FTSE4Good Index Series / FTSE Blossom Japan Index
Since 2020, Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL) has been included in the ESG investment* stock indexes "FTSE4Good Index Series" and "FTSE Blossom Japan Index" established by London Stock Exchange Group company FTSE Russell.
The FTSE4Good Index Series is a globally renowned series of ESG investment indexes consisting of companies that have met standards for ESG practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is an index specific to the Japanese stock market. It was adopted as an ESG index by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), which manages the largest pool of funds in the world.
The inclusion of BIL in these indexes is evidence that its various ESG initiatives to date are held in high regard.
The Brother Group remains committed to promoting management with an emphasis on ESG and, by developing its business and fulfilling its social responsibilities, striving for the sustainable improvement of corporate value.
- ESG investment is investment that prioritizes and selects companies based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices
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MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index
Since 2019, BIL has been included in the ESG investment stock index "MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index" calculated and provided by Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. (MSCI) of the United States.
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index consists of leading companies that are actively promoting and advancing women in the workplace. Selection is based on corporate disclosures and on ratios of female employees and managers and other data in the Database on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace*, which is a database of gender diversity according to the Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace.
The inclusion of BIL in this index, which was adopted by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), is evidence that its various initiatives to date are held in high regard. They include support for diverse work styles, formulation of the "Commitment to Promotion of the Success of Women" and the "Action Plan to Support the Success of Women," and various systems and measures for promoting women in the workplace.
Going forward, the Brother Group will continue efforts to strengthen relationships of trust with all stakeholders and achieve further business development by building a robust organizational structure and fulfilling its social responsibilities while respecting the diversity of its employees.Click to view about MSCI ESG Research (the link to the site of "MSCI ESG Research")
- Click to view the Database on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace(the link to the site of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
THE INCLUSION OF BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. 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 BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. 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.
EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment
In October 2020, BIL received a Silver Medal from EcoVadis (headquartered in Paris, France), which implemented a sustainability assessment of our company. During this assessment, Domino Printing Science plc., a Brother group company, also obtained a Silver Medal from EcoVadis.
EcoVadis' sustainability assessment surveys and evaluates the SDG alignment of global supply chains. EcoVadis assesses around 65,000 companies across 160 countries and 200 industries. Companies are scored in accordance with 4 themes-Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement-and 21 CSR criteria, which are based on international Sustainable Development standards.
As outlined in the Brother Group Global Charter, which is a cornerstone for all group activities, the Brother Group is promoting the building of long-term trust relationships with stakeholders that put their customers first through business growth and by fulfilling social responsibilities. Given rising awareness of environmental and social issues worldwide, going forward all employees of the Brother Group will undertake the creation of social value through business activities while enhancing their awareness of ESG and SDGs.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
BIL has been selected for inclusion in "S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index"—a stock index by S&P Dow Jones Indices LCC and Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc. focusing on the environmental aspect of ESG—since 2018.
Selecting its constituents from companies in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX), which is a leading stock index that represents the trend of Japan's market, the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index is an index that focuses on the disclosure of environmental information and level of carbon efficiency (carbon emissions per unit of revenue) when determining the ratio of its constituents. It has been adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as a global environmental stock index from among ESG indices.
The Brother Group helps society achieve sustainable development by undertaking activities that contribute to a carbon-free society, such as appropriate disclosure of environmental information in our business operations and compliance with the recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Going forward, we will continue to adopt a positive stance toward consideration for the global environment in all aspects of our business operations.
The SOMPO Sustainability Index
BIL has been selected for inclusion in "Sompo Sustainability Index"—an index independently established by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd.—since 2012.
Established in August 2012, "Sompo Sustainability Index" selects its constituents by evaluating corporate ESG based on the environmental assessment provided by Sompo Risk Management Inc. and the social and governance assessments by Integrex Inc.
This index is used to manage socially responsible investment (SRI) funds—such as pension funds and funds targeting institutional investors—which invest in equities of companies with high ESG scores.
Being selected since the index’s establishment is seen as a result of continued recognition of BIL’s ESG initiatives.
The Brother Group will continue to promote global CSR management from a medium- to long-term perspective to gain further trust from all stakeholders, and at the same time, aim for further business growth.
Evaluation Related to Health and Productivity Management
The 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program and the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
BIL has been recognized as one of the enterprises in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection, a program jointly conducted by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), for four times since 2017. BIL has also been certified five times since 2017 as a "White 500" enterprise with outstanding health and productivity management under the Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program, designed by METI and operated by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
The Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program recognizes outstanding TSE-listed enterprises that have been strategically managing their employees' health from a management perspective and presents such outstanding enterprises as attractive investment options to investors who emphasize the improvement of corporate value from a long-term perspective. BIL was selected under this program for its efforts to further increase the rate of employees maintaining exercise habits, encouragement of communication and organizational invigoration through regular one-on-one meetings between supervisors and subordinates, and so forth based on the Brother Group Health & Productivity Management Philosophy.
In addition, in 2021, Brother Group company Nissei Corporation was recognized as one of the enterprises in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection for the first time.
The Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program honors organizations which particularly excel at implementing health and productivity management. In addition to BIL, nine Brother Group companies, including Xing Inc., Nissei Corporation*1, Betop Staff, Ltd., Brother Sales, Ltd.*1, Brother Living Service Co., Ltd.*1, Brother International Corporation, Brother Enterprise, Ltd.*2, Brother Logitec Ltd., and Mie Brother Precision Industries, Ltd. were also certified under this program.
The Brother Group has established a framework for promoting health and productivity management with the top management of BIL as the Chief Health Officer and implemented various initiatives toward maintaining and promoting employees' health through a trinity formed by the company, Brother Industries Labor Union, and Brother Health Insurance Society. Considering the physical and mental health of every employee as an important "asset," going forward, the Group will continue to create environments where employees can work securely and healthily and promote the realization of health and productivity management.
- The term "health and productivity management" is a registered trademark of the Workshop for the Management of Health on Company and Employee, a non-profit organization.
- Certified as a "White 500" enterprise, a certification that is given only to the top 500 companies in the Large Enterprise Category
- Certified as a "Bright 500" enterprise, a certification that is given only to the top 500 companies in the SME*3 Category
- Small and Medium-sized Enterprise
The best award at MHLW's first awards program to recognize good use of healthcare services
In March 2020, BIL won the best award at the first award program by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to recognize good use of medical care. The best award is given to an organization whose initiatives are recognized as the best among entries. MHLW has been holding this awards program, aiming to encourage and promote superior initiatives that help people properly seek medical attention. In this way, this program strives to reduce out-of-hours medical care during the night or on weekends to allow healthcare professionals to prioritize emergency patients in need of immediate treatment and to avoid overwork.
BIL has been promoting various initiatives to enable employees to work securely based on the Brother Group Health & Productivity Management Philosophy. This award highly recognized some of the initiatives, such as equipping each workplace with an emergency response list for occupational injuries and sudden illnesses, creating an environment which allows employees to get medical attention during working time, and supporting the balance between treatment and work based on two internal guidelines, "the balance between disease treatment and work" and "the balance between fertility treatment and work."
The Brother Group will remain committed to advancing its efforts to maintain and promote employees' health.
Evaluation Regarding the Promotion of the Success of Women, Support for Child-rearing, etc.
|Activity field||Conditions for certification
Reasons for award
|Promotion of the success of women||Company that, toward promoting the success of women, in addition to declaration by top management, expansion of recruitment, expansion of job areas, development, and appointment to managerial positions, undertakes initiatives such as promoting work-life balance and creating environments that allow working while taking care of children/family|
|Support for child-rearing||Company that supports child-rearing and is conducive to work by establishing working environment for after marriage and childbirth|
|Balance between work and childcare/family care||Company that undertakes initiatives such as having a variety of systems and creating workplace environments that allow workers to choose diverse and flexible working styles so that it is possible to balance between work and childcare/family care|
|Balance between work and medical treatment||Company that supports balance between medical treatment and work so that workers with illnesses—such as cancer, brain or heart problems, and diabetes—or facing infertility issues can work with peace of mind while continuing with treatment|