ESG at Chugai

Chugai conducts its business activities to fulfill its mission of benefiting the medical community and human health around the world.

In the capital markets in recent years, interest has grown in non-financial information such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as an essential viewpoint for evaluating a company’s long-term sustainable growth potential.

If we view Chugai’s activities in the context of ESG, the “social” aspect is our business activities, “environmental” encompasses activities that support the achievement of our mission, and the continuous improvement of “governance,” which includes aspects such as human resource management, enables medium- to long-term value creation. For Chugai, which is engaged in business related to the important social issue of health, ESG is inextricably linked with the long-term fulfillment of its mission.

In this section, you can search related information from among the three ESG categories of environmental, social and governance.

External Evaluation of ESG Initiatives

Inclusion in Major ESG Indices

  • MEMBER OF Dow Jones Sustainability Indices logoMEMBER OF Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
  • MSCI ESG RATINGS logoMSCI ESG RATINGS
  • FTSE4Good logoFTSE4Good

Chugai is included in all four ESG indices selected by the GPIF*

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  • FTSE Blossom Japan logoFTSE Blossom Japan
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index logoS&P/JPX
    Carbon Efficient Index
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  • MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index logoMSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
  • MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) logoMSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

*Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan

The inclusion of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., 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 Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indices are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

As the result of a third-party audit, FTSE Russell (a registered trademark of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) hereby attests that Chugai satisfies the conditions of listing on the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and has been made a constituent stock of such index. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index was created by FTSE Russell, a global index provider, and has been designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating excellent environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is widely used in the creation and evaluation of sustainable investment funds and other financial products.


Initiatives to Empower Employees

  • Nadeshiko Brand logoNadeshiko Brand (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) & Tokyo Stock Exchange)
    (Fifth times in 2021)
  • New Diversity Management Selection 100 logoNew Diversity Management Selection 100 (METI)
  • 2021 Health & Productivity certification (Large Enterprise Category) (METI) logo2021 Health & Productivity certification
    (Large Enterprise Category) (METI)

Won the “Minister’s Prize for Excellence, MHLW (Companies promoting gender equality)” and the “Prefectural Labor Bureau Chief’s Prize for Excellence (Family-friendly companies)” in the Commendation of Companies Promoting Gender Equality and Work-Family Balance 2014 sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


Chugai has adopted integrated reporting to inform stakeholders about its medium- to long-term corporate value. The integrated report helps to promote deeper understanding of Chugai’s initiatives for enhancing corporate value.

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