Japan – Eisai Listed as a Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation for the Sixth Time

Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been listed in the 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100), a global ranking by Canada-based media and investment advisory company, Corporate Knights, Inc. This marks Eisai’s sixth inclusion on the list. Ranked 32nd, Eisai was the highest ranking company among global pharmaceutical companies.

The Global 100 evaluates the sustainability of approximately 6,900 of the world’s major corporations based on various corporate initiatives in areas such as ESG (environment, society and governance). Since 2005, those companies ranking among the top 100 in the world have been announced each year. The Global 100 is based on up to 24 key performance indicators covering ESG initiatives, with the evaluations carried out based on data publicly disclosed in financial filings, integrated reports, or through other such channels. Eisai received high evaluation particularly on clean revenue and investment* and maintenance of work environment that ensures safety and health of employees.

Eisai’s corporate philosophy is to give first thought to patients and their families, and increase the benefits that health care provides as well as address diverse healthcare needs worldwide. Based on this human health care (hhc) corporate philosophy, Eisai is striving to sustainably enhance corporate value by strengthening its ESG initiatives and increasing non-financial value.

*Sales revenue, R&D cost and investment for products such as medicines which are under equitable pricing strategies and included in the WHO Essentials Medicines Lists or used to treat any of in scope diseases, conditions and pathogens defined by the ATM Index Foundation.

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Japan – NEC Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific Index, some of the most prestigious global indices of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment.

DJSI is an evaluation indices developed by the S&P Dow Jones Indices that evaluates the sustainable practices of major global companies, categorized into a “Governance & Economic Dimension,” “Environmental Dimension” and a “Social Dimension.” The top 10% of companies in each sector are selected for DJSI World. NEC received high evaluations once again in the “Information Security/Cyber Security & System Availability,” “Environmental Reporting” and “Social Reporting” categories, and newly this time in “Human Capital Development.” In addition, NEC’s evaluation improved in the “Corporate Governance” and “Materiality” categories, where NEC is actively promoting efforts and transparency.

Other than DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific, NEC is included in the FTSE4Good Index Series and the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes as part of high evaluations in terms of ESG. In addition, NEC has been awarded a “Platinum” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ranking, in recognition for being part of the top 1% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis, a France-based CSR rating platform. Furthermore, NEC has received A-List ratings in the three categories of Climate, Water Security, and Supplier Engagement from global environmental non-profit CDP.

NEC became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact(1) in 2005, which was founded on the basic principles of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and continues to strive to minimize any burdens that business activities may have on society. NEC aims to contribute to the creation of value for society through its business, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched by the United Nations. Over the course of the Mid-term Management Plan 2025, in order to promote sustainable growth, NEC aims to achieve continuous inclusion in ESG indices by advancing initiatives for materiality, which are priority management themes from an ESG perspective.

NEC also aims to create the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. Based on the NEC Way, a common set of values that form the basis for how the entire NEC Group conducts itself, NEC contributes to achieving the SDGs.

(1) The United Nations Global Compact:
An initiative that calls on companies worldwide to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles in four fields of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. NEC joined in 2005.
(2) NEC’s efforts in support of ESG initiatives are reported in the following:
NEC Sustainability Report 2021: https://www.nec.com/en/global/csr/report/index.html
NEC Integrated Report 2021: https://www.nec.com/en/global/ir/library/annual/index.html
External Ratings and Evaluations: https://www.nec.com/en/global/csr/management/evaluation.html

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

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