OSAKA, Japan, June, 27, 2022 - Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka, Japan; President and CEO: Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D.; hereafter "Shionogi") announced that, for the 11th consecutive year, Shionogi was selected as a member of the SOMPO Sustainability Index managed by SOMPO Asset Management Co., Ltd.
“SOMPO Sustainability Index” is an active index composed of approximately 300 companies with outstanding ESG-related initiatives. The index is selected based on an annual ESG assessment by SOMPO Risk Management Co., Ltd.1, and is used to establish “SOMPO Sustainable Management2” which is an investment vehicle for pension funds and institutional investors to invest in a wide range of companies with strong reputations for ESG. We believe that Shionogi’s range of ESG initiatives and achievements, as well as our in-house support of these activities and external transparency, were all positive factors considered in the selection process.
Shionogi will continue to progress and expand sustainability activities toward the realization of the SDGs and continuously work to ensure that "corporate growth" is aligned with "contribution to a sustainable society" through its business. We will strive continuously to grow as a company that is contributes to all of our stakeholders.
1. Evaluation results of “Sompo Japan Green Open (known as “Buna no Mori”) Environment Questionnaires” and “ESG Management Survey” conducted by SOMPO Risk Management Co., Ltd.
2. About SOMPO Sustainable Investment https://www.sompo-am.com/our_business/